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  • Delivery of service to improve within Local Government Body.

    Delivery of service to improve within Local Government Body.

    Prepared to implement solutions to human resource challenges within Guyana’s regions, the Ministry of Communities today held its annual Round Table on Regional Development Conference. The forum aims to also enhance human resource availability to achieve the objective of efficient and effective service delivery to citizens. Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan said that the 2019

  • Communities Ministry’s $8.3 billion budget approved

    Communities Ministry’s $8.3 billion budget approved

    – Increased stipends for Regional and Township officials – Subventions for municipalities increased – Georgetown restoration project receives $300M DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 The Ministry of Communities’ 2019 budgetary allocation of $8,321,699 Billion was approved by the National Assembly this morning. The ministry was allocated for Current Expenditure, $2, 772, 199 Billion and

  • Budget 2019 further reflects the Ministry of Communities’ motto – Min Bulkan

    Budget 2019 further reflects the Ministry of Communities’ motto – Min Bulkan

    Building Cohesive, Empowered and Sustainable Communities   Supporting the Coalition Government’s fifth budget in almost four years, the Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan said it also provides for sustainable local government, “as a critical partner in national development, and the continued strategic support of rebuilding the LGS.” These priority areas, the Minister explained, “include but are

  • Over 780 housing applications processed in 2018

    Over 780 housing applications processed in 2018

    – More than 1,000 applicants Transports/Certificates of Title processed – More than 100 hinterland household benefit from subsidised housing – 40 units are under construction in Region Nine – Online payments to become a reality DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, December 4, 2018 During the year 2018 the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has processed some

  • GECOM addressing electoral ties in constituencies

    he Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said it is currently working to address electoral ties in three constituencies across the country. Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield said the elections body is now able to legally handle the situation. He was speaking to members of the media earlier today at GECOM’s head office. “[The ties] are

  • New Aranaputa NDC councillor has big plans for his community

    − Daycare centre, potable water, agro-processing among project on the cards  DPI, Guyana, Thursday, November 15, 2018 Newly elected councillor of the Aranaputa/Upper Burro Burro Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Virgil Harding says he has “big plans” to further the development of his community. The Aranaputa/Upper Burro Burro Village in North Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper

  • Min. Bulkan expecting large voter turn out

    Min. Bulkan expecting large voter turn out

      – voters say process smooth DPI, Guyana Monday, November 12, 2018 Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, said he is expecting voter turnout to be more than fifty per cent at this year’s Local Government Elections (LGE). Minister Bulkan cast his ballot this morning in Constituency Nine of the Eccles/Ramsburg Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) along

  • Region Three Hosts National Day of Villages 2018

    Region Three Hosts National Day of Villages 2018

    Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan has stated that the government is committed to stimulating and reviving the village economy. The minister was at the time delivering the feature address at the Essequibo Islands-West Demerara’s National Day of Villages 2018. The event was hosted today at Hydronie Playpark, East Bank Essequibo and was attended by Minister

  • Ministry of Communities supplementary budget approved

    Ministry of Communities supplementary budget approved

    Over $245M was unanimously approved for supplementary provisions for security services and payments to sweeper cleaners in Regions Four, Five Six, Nine and Ten. Of this amount, $230M were approved for security services across while $15M for the payments of sweeper cleaners. The supplementary provisions were approved in the National Assembly on Wednesday evening. These

  • New Sheet Anchor water treatment plant on mid-2019 schedule

    New Sheet Anchor water treatment plant on mid-2019 schedule

    A new treatment plant for Sheet Anchor Berbice, funded by the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) and the European Union (EU) is on schedule to be completed by mid-2019. This project is one of the components of a larger project for which a US$31.6M loan was signed in 2014 by the government and the IDB