‘We are serious about your issues’ – President Ali moves office to Berbice


Hoping to address people’s issues and concerns, especially those that have been simmering for quite some time, President Dr. Irfaan Ali on Thursday moved his office to Region Six (East Berbice- Corentyne) for the next two days.

The Head of State and his team are expected to engage residents on Thursday and Friday. Various government ministries and agencies are also assisting with the outreach effort.

“This is the level of seriousness we are dealing with your issues.

Residents meeting with President Dr Irfaan Ali at State House, New Amsterdam (Photo: News Room/February 2, 2023)

“The big transformative projects are very important…but the transformation of people’s lives requires much more than that,” the President said in a short address to residents gathered at the State House in New Amsterdam.

Dr. Ali acknowledged that residents may encounter some challenges in obtaining the necessary government services from time to time. But with this outreach, he hopes to speedily address the “teething problems”.

And members of his office are instrumental in that resolution process.

“They will have all the phone numbers, everything that we deal with in the next few days and they have the responsibility of doing all the legwork for you,” he explained.

President Dr Irfaan Ali is greeted by schoolchildren upon his arrival in New Amsterdam, Berbice (Photo: DPI/February 2, 2023)

But the other ministries, agencies and even the regional administration were given a stern notice that they must work diligently to resolve people’s concerns.

Already, he tasked the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) with producing people’s land titles by 15:00hrs if they already paid for their house lots.

Additionally, residents will be able to sign up for the Guyana Online Academy of Learning (GOAL) scholarships and the 150,000 Guyanese Coders initiative.

Importantly, President Ali said this outreach initiative will be replicated across the country. Each month, the Head of State said, his office will be moved to a different administrative region.

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