…pledges 150 solar units, pushes for increased agri in community
“I do not want you to waste the money that you’re earning” – Pres Ali to Baracara residents – Guyana Times
President Dr Irfaan Ali on Saturday made a pledge to supply residents of Baracara, Canje River, Berbice, with 150 solar power units for the houses in the riverine community.
Last year, the Government had announced plans to distribute 30,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) home energy systems in hinterland and riverine communities whereupon completion, would provide 4.5 megawatts of power across all administrative regions.
The Guyanese leader explained that Government has to ensure that whenever it makes an investment, it brings about benefits. In fact, he disclosed that previous interventions made in the community have already yielded some $10 million in just one year.
Moreover, he highlighted Government’s push to have more young people be involved in this sector, especially with certain initiatives such as the Innovative Entrepreneurship Programme that they can tap into to get started.
According to the Head of State, he wants to see this further grow and so Government will be handing over at least five heifers and two high-bred rams to the community to expand their livestock production.
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