This was disclosed by Minister of Public Works, Bishop Juan Edghill on Tuesday as he conducted inspections of infrastructural works in Rahaman Park, Eccles, Coverden Garden, Mocha, Diamond and Barnwell.

Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill and team during the walkabout

Minster Edghill highlighted the importance of these community engagement exercises stating they assist with assessing developmental works. He further noted they pinpoint the kind of intervention needed.

“I’m interacting with the community and seeing what is taking place. So, we will know directly the kind of intervention that needs to be made and the urgency of those interventions,” he emphasised.

Earlier this year, the minister announced that the ministry in partnership with the Ministries of Housing and Water, and Local Government and Regional Development will be executing transformation projects that will see 1,200 community roads being rehabilitated countrywide.

Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill engaging a resident

The minister and his team recently conducted a similar exercise on the East Coast of Demerara to assess road developments in several areas.

Some 30 roads are set to be rehabilitated in Sophia. These initiatives are testament to the government’s proactive approach towards community development countrywide. (Department of Public Information)


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