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North Pakaraima to benefit from ATV, musical instruments

first_imgPresident David Granger handed over an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) and musical instruments to the residents of the North Pakaraima on Monday. The Head of State was at the time attending the North Pakaraima Exposition, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).President David Granger handing over the musical instrument to Toshao of Tuzeneng, Philip GeronimoIndigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock and Minister within the Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe; Permanent Secretary Alfred King and Regional Chairman Bonaventure Fredricks were also present at the event.The ATV will be used to facilitate the day-to-day activities of the Community Development Officer (CDO) serving that area, while the musical instruments were given to the Tuzeneng Cultural group.The ATV is part of the Government’ efforts to equip CDOs to carry out their duties and ensure they are in constant contact with residents of their respective communities; thereby reducing the number of complaints and concerns when officials visit the villages.CDOs are deployed in the various sub-regions of Regions One (Barima-Waini), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) to monitor all village activities and projects.Meanwhile, the President also distributed sport gear and kites to the youths of Tuzeneng.last_img

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