To date, the government has dedicated over $300M to conduct outreaches across the country but Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, assured today that there is no need for concern or worry since these outreaches give effect to Article 13 of the Constitution which speaks to inclusionary democracy.

At a post-Cabinet press briefing, Harmon said government recognised through various countrywide visits that citizens were under the impression that they had to see a minister in order to get something done. He said that this anomaly was created by the past regime and subsequently dismantled by the APNU+AFC administration when it created new towns and took fundamental services to the people.

The Director-General said that now when outreaches are done they are being conducted with the intent of hearing the views of the people.

The official said, “That is the rationale behind it. We are doing outreaches all across of Guyana because we believe it is the right thing to do and it gives effect to Article 13 of the Constitution which speaks to inclusive governance and making people part of the decision-making process. We are changing the paradigm in which the government is in the centre and the people are on the periphery.”

Harmon said the outreaches will help citizens understand that their views are valued and the government is there to listen.



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