Cooperative Republic of Guyana
  • 300 solar streetlights in five regions before year end

    300 solar streetlights in five regions before year end

    Residents from Regions Two, Three, Four, Five and Six can expect to benefit from the installation of about 300 solar streetlights before year end. This initiative is being undertaken through the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development’s Community Infrastructure Improvement Project (CIIP). Coordinator of the Engineering Services at the Ministry, Mr. Naeem Khan told

  • Region 4 RDC urged to consult constituency on projects

    Region 4 RDC urged to consult constituency on projects

    The Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development has called on the Region Four Regional Democratic Council (RDC) to consult with their constituency on projects and to serve them with integrity. Minister Hon. Nigel Dharamlall delivered this charge during a meeting with the Councillors in the RDC’s Boardroom on Thursday. Minister within the MinistryHon. Anand

  • COVID-19 grant distribution starts next week in Region Five

    COVID-19 grant distribution starts next week in Region Five

    ─Region Four to follow   More than 200,000 Region Four and Five residents are to start receiving the Government’s $25,000 per household COVID-19 relief cash grant over the next two weeks. Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Hon. Nigel Dharamlall made this disclosure during a meeting with the Region Four Regional Democratic Council (RDC)

  • East La Penitence, Mon Repos markets set for upgrades -Minister Persaud

    East La Penitence, Mon Repos markets set for upgrades -Minister Persaud

    The East La Penitence and Mon Repos markets have joined the list of markets slated for major infrastructural upgrades come 2021, under the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development’s work programme. The upgrades, which will also benefit East Ruimveldt and Albouystown markets, will see some $14 million expended on repairs to the roofs, lighting

  • NDCs’ subventions could increase if funds available –Min. Persaud

    Minister within the Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development, Hon. Anand Persaud says the Ministry’s promise to increase subventions to the 70 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) could be fulfilled through the 2021 National Budget. He told the Department of Public Information that each NDC had received $5 million to complete their 2020 programmes, which

  • Local Government team visits Stabroek Market stallholders

    Local Government team visits Stabroek Market stallholders

    Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Hon. Nigel Dharamlall today dispatched a team from the Ministry to meet with stallholders affected by the recent springtide deluge at the Stabroek Market. The team, comprising Principal Regional Development Officer, Surendra Khayyam, Public Relations Officer, Whitney Ethard and Municipal Services Officer, Ronald Beckles met with the vendors

  • Minister Dharamlall charges Region Two RDC to serve the people

    Minister Dharamlall charges Region Two RDC to serve the people

    -first female Chair sworn in The newly sworn-in Councillors of the Pomeroon-Supenaam (Region Two) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) have been urged to cultivate the habit of meeting the people and to serve to the best of their abilities. The charge was delivered by Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Hon. Nigel Dharamlall at the

  • Charity river-dam upgraded, businesses to benefit

    Charity river-dam upgraded, businesses to benefit

    -more upgrades to come Businesses along the river-dam at Charity, Region Two, can now operate with greater efficiency as the embankment alongside the Pomeroon River has received critical upgrades to cap and resurface countless potholes. The road is one of the most important thoroughfares in the region, as boats from various ports along the Pomeroon

  • Over $500M for roads, drainage in Regions 5, 6 -Minister Dharamlall

    Over $500M for roads, drainage in Regions 5, 6 -Minister Dharamlall

    Over $500 million will be spent to enhance agricultural services in farming communities in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Hon. Nigel Dharamlall made the announcements during the just-concluded Consideration of the 2020 Budget Estimates. In Region Five, several farm to market roads in De Edward,

  • Amerindian communities will benefit from RDCs resources

    Amerindian communities will benefit from RDCs resources

    (DPI) Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Hon. Nigel Dharamlall says Amerindian communities can expect to benefit directly from resources allocated in the 2020 Emergency Budget. His assurance came during the Considerations of the Budget Estimates on Thursday. “Amerindian Village Councils will benefit and must access the resources under the Regional Democratic Councils’ aid