Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Guyana

Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Guyana The Ministry Of Local Government and Regional Development is the Primary Government Agency which links various authorities with Central Government.

It facilitates, coordinates and monitors the ex*****on and implementation of a number of projects, programs and activities in the various Local Government administrations and ensures that these activities are in conformity with the legal framework and the policies of the government.

Operating as usual

20/06/2014

Join the Hon. Norman Whittaker, Minister of Ministry of Local Government & Regional Development and others tonight on our fortnightly radio Programme on Voice of Guyana from 19:00hrs. On this programme you will be updated on the Clean-up Guyana initiative and the national campaign which intends to restore public assets including sluices, main canals, parapets, alleyways, cemeteries, monuments, public spaces and markets. Further, you will also be updates on the Ministry's current engagement with Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs).

23/08/2013

Regional security contracts being re-tendered

Georgetown, GINA, August 22, 2013

The Local Government Ministry is at present in the process of re-tendering regional security contracts to meet the specification of the new minimum wage that was recently implemented by Government.

Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Ganga Persaud, speaking at a press conference at the ministry today, explained that the security contracts had earlier been tendered and several bids were received.

He said that during the evaluation process though, a few ambiguities were found in several of the documents. It was also realised that the bids did not cater for the new $35,000 minimum wage per month that Government implemented in July.

Minister Persaud said that the re-tendering process is expected to close by August 27, and the ministry will be seeking to move swiftly through the evaluation process and award the contracts.

Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Guyana
02/08/2013

Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Guyana

Emancipation Programme @ MLGRD

Emancipation Programme @ MLGRD
02/08/2013

Emancipation Programme @ MLGRD

Emancipation Programme @ MLGRD

Georgetown, GINA, July 23, 2013Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Collin ...
24/07/2013

Georgetown, GINA, July 23, 2013
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Collin Croal during a recent outreach to Region Nine visited several communities and met with residents, during which he underscored the need for youth development and involvement in activities that will help to build their communities and the nation.

PS Croal held meetings in Pai Pang, Tiger Pond, Rukumuto, Tipuru, Karabaicru, Karasabai Central and Cracana where he interacted with residents.
He told residents that while the Administration is building roads, bridges, schools and health centres, it is also looking at how to develop the country’s human resources. He mentioned the Kuru Kuru Training Centre (KKTC) which has expanded over the years and is offering skills training to persons between the ages of 16 and 25.

More recently, the Amerindian Affairs Ministry launched theYouth Entrepreneurship and Apprenticeship Programme for 2500 indigenous youths that targets skill training. He also referred to the Board of Industrial Training programme (BIT) which is also geared to address the needs of young people.
Croal encouraged the youths to make use of the opportunities provided and to learn a skill.
The PS also identified some of the projects that are being undertaken in the region that cater for health care, education, roads, transportation, and agriculture, among others.
Currently there are some massive projects that are being undertaken in the regions which include the completion of the culverts from Region 9 to Monkey Mountain, Region 8, and the road networks within.
Residents of Pai Pang told the PS of their water supply system and asked for assistance to repair the pump.
There is also an increase in animals in the community and the residents are requesting barbed wire to fence their individual farms to prevent the animals from destroying their crops.
PS Croal urged the residents to explore their options and prioritise. He said that the residents along with their leaders should seek ways in which they can generate income to purchase the barbed wire; however, he promised the ministry will assist them to purchase a trestle and fix their water system.
At Tiger Pond, residents requested a tractor as theirs is not functional. Villagers were advised about the need to ensure maintenance of vehicles so that a longer life span can be realised. PS Croal told the residents that this would be followed up with the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs as well as their request for a mini bus to transport students to the St. Ignatius Secondary School.
At Karabaicru, residents requested a brush cutter and a chain saw; the latter to be used as an economic venture while Tipuru residents offered the alternative of provision of bicycles to be used to transport the children to school. The RDC will examine the use of this mode of transport.
The need for check points at various points along the road that leads to Monkey Mountain, Region 8 was also highlighted an issue that will be relayed to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
At Cracrana, residents requested a solar panel for the multi-purpose Centre so that they can utilise the facility during the evenings.
Those matters which could not be addressed during the interactions would be forwarded to the respective Ministries for intervention.

Georgetown, GINA, July 23, 2013
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Collin Croal during a recent outreach to Region Nine visited several communities and met with residents, during which he underscored the need for youth development and involvement in activities that will help to build their communities and the nation.

PS Croal held meetings in Pai Pang, Tiger Pond, Rukumuto, Tipuru, Karabaicru, Karasabai Central and Cracana where he interacted with residents.
He told residents that while the Administration is building roads, bridges, schools and health centres, it is also looking at how to develop the country’s human resources. He mentioned the Kuru Kuru Training Centre (KKTC) which has expanded over the years and is offering skills training to persons between the ages of 16 and 25.

More recently, the Amerindian Affairs Ministry launched theYouth Entrepreneurship and Apprenticeship Programme for 2500 indigenous youths that targets skill training. He also referred to the Board of Industrial Training programme (BIT) which is also geared to address the needs of young people.
Croal encouraged the youths to make use of the opportunities provided and to learn a skill.
The PS also identified some of the projects that are being undertaken in the region that cater for health care, education, roads, transportation, and agriculture, among others.
Currently there are some massive projects that are being undertaken in the regions which include the completion of the culverts from Region 9 to Monkey Mountain, Region 8, and the road networks within.
Residents of Pai Pang told the PS of their water supply system and asked for assistance to repair the pump.
There is also an increase in animals in the community and the residents are requesting barbed wire to fence their individual farms to prevent the animals from destroying their crops.
PS Croal urged the residents to explore their options and prioritise. He said that the residents along with their leaders should seek ways in which they can generate income to purchase the barbed wire; however, he promised the ministry will assist them to purchase a trestle and fix their water system.
At Tiger Pond, residents requested a tractor as theirs is not functional. Villagers were advised about the need to ensure maintenance of vehicles so that a longer life span can be realised. PS Croal told the residents that this would be followed up with the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs as well as their request for a mini bus to transport students to the St. Ignatius Secondary School.
At Karabaicru, residents requested a brush cutter and a chain saw; the latter to be used as an economic venture while Tipuru residents offered the alternative of provision of bicycles to be used to transport the children to school. The RDC will examine the use of this mode of transport.
The need for check points at various points along the road that leads to Monkey Mountain, Region 8 was also highlighted an issue that will be relayed to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
At Cracrana, residents requested a solar panel for the multi-purpose Centre so that they can utilise the facility during the evenings.
Those matters which could not be addressed during the interactions would be forwarded to the respective Ministries for intervention.

Georgetown, GINA, July 22, 2013 Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Ganga Persaud in his recent Minist...
24/07/2013

Georgetown, GINA, July 22, 2013

Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Ganga Persaud in his recent Ministerial Outreach to Region Nine during July 20 -22, commended farmers for sustaining their agricultural practices and assured them that their concerns would be addressed. The outreach covered six villages in the region, namely Rupunau, Sand Creek, Meriwau, Quarrie, Moco Moco and Nappi.
There were large turnouts of residents in the various villages as they sought to listen to the message brought by the Minister, and in turn raised issues of concerns with him.
Residents were apprised of the 2013 budget cuts that have affected major projects such as the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Expansion project and the Specialty hospital. Their requests for the 2014 budget were also discussed during the interactions at the various villages.
The residents welcomed the message from President Donald Ramotar who expressed his best wishes for peace, progress and prosperity of the residents. He also sent his appreciation for their contribution in their communities, and by extension towards the growth of Guyana.

Sand Creek

At Sand Creek, residents raised issues about the solar panel for their water system. They were informed that there are some difficulties with the system due to its computerisation which sometimes goes wrong. Minister Persaud explained to them that persons would have to be trained to deal with this. He promised that he would communicate the concerns to Minister of Housing and Water Irfaan Ali in order to get a technician into the community to train persons.
Another issue raised in Sand Creek was the construction of an access bridge to the community. Minister Persaud explained that this issue has will be addressed this year. Government has allocated $20M in Budget 2013, for the construction of an access bridge.
Minister Persaud urged residents to help ensure that the Bills of Quantity for the construction works are given to the Council so they could monitor and ensure the community is getting value for its money.
The community also received good news through Minister Persaud. They were informed that through the Health Sector an All Terrain Vehicle will be given to the community this year. Additionally, this year, the new Sand Creek Secondary School is to be commissioned by the Minister of Education.
Minister Persaud urged residents to work together to ensure that the new school is taken care of.

New health post commissioned

While in Sand Creek, Minister Persaud took the opportunity to commission the new Health Post. The facility will be provided with the services of a Medex whose responsibilities include being part of medical outreaches in the interior. Minister Persaud also expressed the hope that a doctor could be placed at the Health Post in order that the Sand Creek and other Deep South residents could benefit from a higher degree of medical expertise.
The Minister expressed the hope that the Medex and the District Development Officer would provide the services necessary to serve the community. He also pointed out that the Health Post would make it possible for more frequent outreaches in the area.
Residents expressed their appreciation to the Minister for the services of the Medex.

Meriwau

At Meriwau, residents lauded the first Ministerial visit to their village. Various questions included whether the internet service to be supplied would be free through the One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) programme, and were assured that it would be, once a signal could get through to the community.
The farmers raised the ever present issue of their fight against acoushi ants, and Minister Persaud promised to raise this issue with the Agriculture sector officials.
The Minister also spoke to the residents about free training for young residents available at the Kuru Kuru Training Centre. He urged however, that persons accessing this service must return to their community to give service.

Quarrie and Moco Moco

Visiting these two communities, Minister Persaud addressed issues raised including those pertaining to agriculture extension support, and education.
At Quarrie, councillors were urged to pay attention to what is happening in the community, especially to the school when one resident pointed out that the children were damaging the building.
Quarrie residents requested a brush cutter to help keep their community tidy and Persaud assured them that it was due to be delivered this year, along with transportation for their health worker, and barbed wire for farmers.
In Moco Moco, residents pointed out that a better water system in the school area, as well as a pump was needed. This was noted and would be passed on to the relevant ministry.
With regards to the residents’ request that the Moco Moco Hydro power site be handed over to the community, Minister Persaud advised that there are four proposals for its resuscitation.
Minister Persaud’s visit was part of a four–team government outreach to the region that also comprised Minister of Culture Youth and Sport Dr Frank Anthony, Minister in the Local Government Ministry Norman Whittaker and Permanent Secretary in the said Ministry Collin Croal.

Georgetown, GINA, July 22, 2013

Minister of Local Government and Regional Development Ganga Persaud in his recent Ministerial Outreach to Region Nine during July 20 -22, commended farmers for sustaining their agricultural practices and assured them that their concerns would be addressed. The outreach covered six villages in the region, namely Rupunau, Sand Creek, Meriwau, Quarrie, Moco Moco and Nappi.
There were large turnouts of residents in the various villages as they sought to listen to the message brought by the Minister, and in turn raised issues of concerns with him.
Residents were apprised of the 2013 budget cuts that have affected major projects such as the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Expansion project and the Specialty hospital. Their requests for the 2014 budget were also discussed during the interactions at the various villages.
The residents welcomed the message from President Donald Ramotar who expressed his best wishes for peace, progress and prosperity of the residents. He also sent his appreciation for their contribution in their communities, and by extension towards the growth of Guyana.

Sand Creek

At Sand Creek, residents raised issues about the solar panel for their water system. They were informed that there are some difficulties with the system due to its computerisation which sometimes goes wrong. Minister Persaud explained to them that persons would have to be trained to deal with this. He promised that he would communicate the concerns to Minister of Housing and Water Irfaan Ali in order to get a technician into the community to train persons.
Another issue raised in Sand Creek was the construction of an access bridge to the community. Minister Persaud explained that this issue has will be addressed this year. Government has allocated $20M in Budget 2013, for the construction of an access bridge.
Minister Persaud urged residents to help ensure that the Bills of Quantity for the construction works are given to the Council so they could monitor and ensure the community is getting value for its money.
The community also received good news through Minister Persaud. They were informed that through the Health Sector an All Terrain Vehicle will be given to the community this year. Additionally, this year, the new Sand Creek Secondary School is to be commissioned by the Minister of Education.
Minister Persaud urged residents to work together to ensure that the new school is taken care of.

New health post commissioned

While in Sand Creek, Minister Persaud took the opportunity to commission the new Health Post. The facility will be provided with the services of a Medex whose responsibilities include being part of medical outreaches in the interior. Minister Persaud also expressed the hope that a doctor could be placed at the Health Post in order that the Sand Creek and other Deep South residents could benefit from a higher degree of medical expertise.
The Minister expressed the hope that the Medex and the District Development Officer would provide the services necessary to serve the community. He also pointed out that the Health Post would make it possible for more frequent outreaches in the area.
Residents expressed their appreciation to the Minister for the services of the Medex.

Meriwau

At Meriwau, residents lauded the first Ministerial visit to their village. Various questions included whether the internet service to be supplied would be free through the One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) programme, and were assured that it would be, once a signal could get through to the community.
The farmers raised the ever present issue of their fight against acoushi ants, and Minister Persaud promised to raise this issue with the Agriculture sector officials.
The Minister also spoke to the residents about free training for young residents available at the Kuru Kuru Training Centre. He urged however, that persons accessing this service must return to their community to give service.

Quarrie and Moco Moco

Visiting these two communities, Minister Persaud addressed issues raised including those pertaining to agriculture extension support, and education.
At Quarrie, councillors were urged to pay attention to what is happening in the community, especially to the school when one resident pointed out that the children were damaging the building.
Quarrie residents requested a brush cutter to help keep their community tidy and Persaud assured them that it was due to be delivered this year, along with transportation for their health worker, and barbed wire for farmers.
In Moco Moco, residents pointed out that a better water system in the school area, as well as a pump was needed. This was noted and would be passed on to the relevant ministry.
With regards to the residents’ request that the Moco Moco Hydro power site be handed over to the community, Minister Persaud advised that there are four proposals for its resuscitation.
Minister Persaud’s visit was part of a four–team government outreach to the region that also comprised Minister of Culture Youth and Sport Dr Frank Anthony, Minister in the Local Government Ministry Norman Whittaker and Permanent Secretary in the said Ministry Collin Croal.

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