During a community outreach to Christianburg, Wismar, Linden on Friday, President Irfaan Ali announced that major infrastructural projects such as the construction of a new Wismar/Mackenzie Bridge, the rehabilitation of the Linden Soesdyke Highway and the construction of 1000 young professional homes amongst others are still earmarked for Linden. Region 10 is also expected to see major agricultural and infrastructural development in sport. Lindeners were promised employment on these projects.
In the interim, priority will be placed on community access roads, access roads to public buildings and footpaths.
Relative to education, he said sporting facilities and playgrounds will be repaired or constructed. Smarts classrooms will also be introduced in more schools.
He said that Government intends to enhance the productive capacity of Region 10, especially in the areas of agriculture and food production. Presently, the region imports more than 60 percent of its food. An ‘Agricultural Development Plan’ will be conducted to alleviate this dependency.
The President committed to leading a people-centred Government and will continue to travel to all communities within the country.
“We have a country and communities to build. What I can say to you is you can rely on us to be with you….We don’t profess only to love the people; we work to show we love you. We labour to show we love you, and that won’t change.”
The President also visited the Wismar Mosque and the Mackenzie Sports Club Ground during this impromptu visit. At the community outreach, residents were given the opportunity to share their personal and community-related issues.
He was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd; the Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall and regional officials.
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