Some $300 million has been set aside to address problems affecting Linden residents including the rehabilitation of roads at Mackenzie and Wismar.This announcement was made by President Bharrat Jagdeo during a cabinet outreach in Linden on Friday.
According to Jagdeo, immediate decisions were made to move forward with the implementation of solutions; for instance, $40 million have been approved to address problems across Region Ten including Kwakwani, Malali and Rockstone.
Jagdeo said that during the previous meeting the roads were not raised as a major issue but nonetheless, $235 million were assigned for the rehabilitation and repair of 37 roads in Linden as is being done in several communities along the coast of Guyana. “We are going to get about 1,000 roads awarded before mid next year… If you go to Buxton you are going to see almost every road being done,” said Jagdeo.
The addresses of the main speakers at Friday’s public consultation were focused on the vision for Guyana. Jagdeo said it was important for opposition parties to put the past behind and work with the PPP government with energy and enthusiasm for the future of Guyana.
He referred to his government’s success in fixing Guyana’s foreign debt, which, according to him, has dropped from 94% of revenue to 4% as of today. ”We have removed essentially that burden of the past. The debt was 7½ times the size of our economy. We have moved that down from 750% of our economy, today it’s 40% of our economy,” said Jagdeo.