President Irfaan Ali on Saturday handed over a cheque valued at $3M for improved water treatment in Mainstay.
The cheque was presented to the village’s Toshao Yvonne Fredricks- Pearson at the Mainstay/ Whyaka Village Day.
The call for improved water treatment came earlier this year when President Ali visited the village. He noted this forms part of the government’s commitment towards improving the lives of all Guyanese.
Gov’t commitment towards Amerindian Development
In his address at the Village Day, President Ali reiterated his Government’s support towards Amerindian Development. He urged the Amerindians to make use of the opportunities being offered by the Government such as the GOAL scholarships.
Other plans to boost the Village’s economy
President Ali also told the residents, there are plans to increase the scale on which pineapples are grown. He dubbed Mainstay/Whyaka as home of “the best pineapple.” The President said this fruit can become a tourism product.
The President also announced that very soon two marine cages will be installed within the village to support the aqua industry.
All of these activities will improve the village’s economy and create jobs.
Mainstay/Whyaka was this year chosen as the official Heritage village for Amerindian Heritage Month.