GINA, GUYANA, Thursday, December 15, 2016
Region Five is now set to deliver efficient education, health, agricultural, infrastructural and administrative services now that the region’s 2017 budget has been approved.
Although Opposition Members of Parliament bemoaned the fact that the agriculturally sustained region’s allocations have been reduced in some areas, Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan noted that this will not affect services.
An estimated $3B which was budgeted was approved today, by the Committee of Supply. The allocation will be spent on:
Some of the projects that will be addressed in 2017 are:
Opposition Member of Parliament, Harry Gill questioned Communities’ Minister, Ronald Bulkan as to why there have been no budgetary allocations for repairs to an excavator which will assist with drainage of farmlands that are usually affected by flooding.
Minister Bulkan noted that the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has taken other initiatives to curb and or prevent excessive flooding within the region. However, monies have been allocated to the region to address flooding and other drainage and irrigation issues.
By: Delicia Haynes