3 North Rupununi communities receive $2.6M in grants

first_imgMinister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock, on Friday last handed over the sum of .6 million in community grants to the villages of Kwatamang, Rupertee, and Fair View in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), to facilitate the undertaking of green, sustainable projects under the Presidential Grant Fund.Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock (left) presenting the cheque to Fair View Toshao Lucy MarslowKwatamang and Rupertree each received $800,000, for construction of a community centre and a sanitary block respectively; while a sum of $1,000,000 was presented to Fairview for the construction of a Village Office.Toshao and representative of the Fair View community, Lucy Marslow, explained that construction of the village office would add to the many projects being commenced to facilitate community development, as she expressed gratitude to the Government for its continued support.Thus far, a total of $300,000 has been injected into the construction of a hot meal kitchen, and there are plans to construct a village restaurant, for which some $5 million are to be received. These ventures are a part of the Community Development Project (CDP).Minister Allicock, at the time attending the North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) meeting in Apoteri, encouraged proper management of funds and maintenance of projects.last_img read more