Minister of Social Cohesion, with responsibility of Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr. George Norton, on September 30th with the help of Toshao of Orealla and Siparuta, David Henry turned the sod at the site earmarked for Orealla’s first radio station.
“This shows that you are not being left out and I want the young people to use this as an opportunity…for employment,” he said, according to a release from the Ministry of the Presidency. Dr. Norton also said that there are numerous benefits to be accrued when Radio Orealla is started up and he encouraged the villagers to see it as a means of not only keeping up-to-date with current affairs, but for business and educational purposes as well.
Regional Executive Officer, Regional Democratic Council, Region Six, Kim William-Stephen expressed similar sentiments, noting that the radio station will allow the villagers to hear first-hand about the programmes that the Government is implementing, from which they can benefit. “This [Radio Orealla] is to let you know of the administration’s and the Government of Guyana’s commitment to ensuring that everyone enjoys a good life and so that you will be able to communicate to all the regions and the world at large,” she said.