Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan says that the administration is committed to a policy of regionalism, and of reducing the inequality between conditions on the coastland and those in the hinterland.
According to the Department of Public Information, he was at the time delivering the feature address at the flag-raising ceremony held at Kurukubaru, Potaro-Siparuni (Region Eight) on Wednesday.
Central government’s policy of local empowerment, the Communities Minister said, derives from respect for the role of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) as the organ possessing the constitutional responsibility to manage and develop the region.
Bulkan said the Government is aware that the road network linking villages and communities in the North Pakaraimas needs major upgrading and that citizens face other daily challenges.
He assured that “This awareness will eventually become a reality. We won’t achieve all our goals overnight. We know that you need well-paying jobs, we know that your senior citizens need high-quality healthcare, we know that your children should have a good education.”
Citizens were told that the Kato Secondary School Complex will be completed satisfactorily, representing an almost one billion dollars investment in education.