President Ali announces over $1B in investments for Rupununi

President Dr Irfaan Ali during the outreach. (Photo: DPI)

In addition to these and other initiatives, residents also benefitted from solar photovoltaic household systems. Each system comprises a solar panel, two lights, a fan, and a power box.

President Ali reiterated the PPP/C Administration’s commitment to prioritising the needs of the people in its programmes and policies.

He assured that further interventions will be undertaken, specifically targeting Amerindian villages across the country.

“Nothing is wrong with wanting more… we can aspire to be on the same level as those on the coastland. And this government will make the investment to ensure that you are at that same level,” the head-of-state said.

To further support villages, President Ali said the government is planning to establish service hubs.

Among them is the ‘Buyers Hub,’ where excess fruits available in the villages will be procured and preserved for reliable marketing. This initiative will be supported by the Men on Mission (MoM).

“We want to develop cultural hubs; we want to develop educational hubs. We will expand our facilities so that the GOAL students can go and study, that the trained teachers can go and study,” the President stressed.

Other initiatives include food support integration hubs and the establishment of mental health hubs.

The residents welcomed these announcements, expressing gratitude for the anticipated employment opportunities these programmes will generate.

He was accompanied by Minister of Natural Resources, Vickram Bharrat, Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand and other officials during the meeting.