President Dr Irfaan Ali met with a number of residents today from Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, to discuss employment opportunities.
During the meeting at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, President Ali told the residents that they have the opportunity to live a life that is “progressive, rewarding and free from dangers”.
To accomplish this, the President noted that they have to transform themselves and commit to becoming part of something bigger.
“I want you guys to be the story of hope.”
The President committed to providing training opportunities and employment in several areas, including the fields of carpentry, masonry, welding, to the group comprised of mostly young men.
He also discussed the possibility of forming a company called Leopold Incorporated with the group where they can access and work in the Government’s ongoing housing programmes.
He said that the group will work along with the Ministry of Housing and Water and the Central Housing and Planning Authority to construct 20 homes on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.
The Government will assist in managing the affairs of the company.
The Minister of Home Affairs Robeson Benn; The Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Oneidge Walrond; The Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr and other Government officials were also part of the meeting. (Modified Office of the President release)