Education, agro-processing will transform the Berbice River

President David Granger yesterday visited the villages of Kimbia and Hururu, located along the Berbice River in Upper Demerara- Berbice (Region Ten) as part of his annual tradition of distributing toys to children and used the opportunity to tell residents that emphasis on education, agriculture and value added production will play a leading role in the transformation of the villages and Region.

At Kimbia, Granger, while addressing residents from surrounding villages, including Calcuni, Maria Henrietta, Sand Hills, Ebini and Hururu at the Kimbia Primary School, said that the Berbice River possesses vast natural resources.  However, according to a Ministry of the Presidency release, he believes that in order for communities to take advantage of those resources, education is key.  The President pointed out that this is the reason he has ensured that school boats have been provided to the children of their communities.

“The children of Guyana must lead us to the future but to do that, we must have an educated nation. The first thing is education. You must stay in school. Every single child must go to school. You must go to school and when we get enough money, we will put more boats in this River. No child ….