October 1, 2016

50-seater bus commissioned in Bartica by President

Over the weekend, President David Granger commissioned yet another 50-seater bus that was donated to his “Five Bs” (boats, bicycles, buses, books and breakfast) initiative for the students of Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).

President David Granger told residents of Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) who were gathered at the Third Avenue, Bartica meeting that education, equality, empowerment and enterprise are key to the enrichment of their communities

President David Granger told residents of Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) who were gathered at the Third Avenue, Bartica meeting that education, equality, empowerment and enterprise are key to the enrichment of their communities

Thirty more students also received bicycles. Earlier in January, some 21 students received bicycles as part of the same programme.
The bicycles were donated by Denar Trading while the bus was donated by businessman Nizam Kassim.
Meanwhile, during his visit to the mining community, President Granger hosted a public meeting at Third Avenue where he charged the residents to make good use of the new means of transportation.
The President told residents that education was the foundation of equality and next to food, clothing and shelter, education was the best thing anyone could offer to a child.
“One of the reasons there is so much poverty is because there is so much inequality. Once the child of a rich man and the child of a poor man have the same education, they then have a chance to be equal and with that equality, you have a better opportunity at employment,” Granger said.
The Head of State recalled travelling around the country and observing children in hinterland communities walking for miles to attend school while others had to paddle a canoe for hours.

President David Granger hands over a bicycle to one of the 30 students who benefited from a donation of this mode of transportation under the “5 Bs” initiative which is intended to ensure children get to school

President David Granger hands over a bicycle to one of the 30 students who benefited from a donation of this mode of transportation under the “5 Bs” initiative which is intended to ensure children get to school

He noted too that even children on the coast encounter challenges in acquiring transportation to get to school.
Against this backdrop, he underscored the importance of the Five Bs initiative.
Granger also maintained that education could ignite the spirit of enterprise in young people across the country.
The President pointed out that while education was a means to employment, if everyone chose to seek employment in the public sector, rather than harness their entrepreneurial potential, growth and development would move at a very slow pace.
“You, the ordinary residents of this town, must be able to embark on private enterprise without hoping to become a police or a soldier or a civil servant… By becoming entrepreneurs: opening little factories, little plants and exporting, you can make yourself rich,” the President said.
Meanwhile, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who also visited Bartica, spoke to residents about Government’s intention to strengthen security in the Region.
“Police deployment must reflect the nature of the community they serve… every service provided to the people of Guyana must be provided equally and we must accept nothing less,” he said.
Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman also spoke to residents and outlined some of the projects in the pipeline to develop the Region.
These projects include roads from Parika to Goshen and from Bartica to Mahdia, a new stelling and vending area, a municipal airport and enhanced electricity generating capacity. Over the weekend, President David Granger commissioned yet another 50-seater bus that was donated to his “Five Bs” (boats, bicycles, buses, books and breakfast) initiative for the students of Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).
Thirty more students also received bicycles. Earlier in January, some 21 students received bicycles as part of the same programme.
The bicycles were donated by Denar Trading while the bus was donated by businessman Nizam Kassim.
Meanwhile, during his visit to the mining community, President Granger hosted a public meeting at Third Avenue where he charged the residents to make good use of the new means of transportation.
The President told residents that education was the foundation of equality and next to food, clothing and shelter, education was the best thing anyone could offer to a child.
“One of the reasons there is so much poverty is because there is so much inequality. Once the child of a rich man and the child of a poor man have the same education, they then have a chance to be equal and with that equality, you have a better opportunity at employment,” Granger said.
The Head of State recalled travelling around the country and observing children in hinterland communities walking for miles to attend school while others had to paddle a canoe for hours.
He noted too that even children on the coast encounter challenges in acquiring transportation to get to school.
Against this backdrop, he underscored the importance of the Five Bs initiative.
Granger also maintained that education could ignite the spirit of enterprise in young people across the country.
The President pointed out that while education was a means to employment, if everyone chose to seek employment in the public sector, rather than harness their entrepreneurial potential, growth and development would move at a very slow pace.
“You, the ordinary residents of this town, must be able to embark on private enterprise without hoping to become a police or a soldier or a civil servant… By becoming entrepreneurs: opening little factories, little plants and exporting, you can make yourself rich,” the President said.
Meanwhile, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, who also visited Bartica, spoke to residents about Government’s intention to strengthen security in the Region.
“Police deployment must reflect the nature of the community they serve… every service provided to the people of Guyana must be provided equally and we must accept nothing less,” he said.
Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman also spoke to residents and outlined some of the projects in the pipeline to develop the Region.
These projects include roads from Parika to Goshen and from Bartica to Mahdia, a new stelling and vending area, a municipal airport and enhanced electricity generating capacity.

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