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Moruca CSOs being trained in Water System Management


Thirty youths from 16 villages across the Moruca Sub- Region, in Region One are currently being trained in the area of Water System Management.

The training commenced this morning at the Moruca Regional Democratic Council's Board room and will conclude on Tuesday, March 29. Minister of Housing and Water, the Hon. Collin Croal met with the group earlier today and offered a few words of encouragement.

Housing Minister Collin Croal meeting with the Community Service Officers

He urged the CSOs to take full advantage of the training as he pointed to the benefit for their respective communities. He noted that the training is aimed at building capacity and reducing downtime for water systems across the sub-region for lack of expertise. With capacity building, comes a greater sense of responsibility which should not be taken lightly. He added that this training is also a timely one, as the sub-region will be benefiting from significant investments in the water sector over the next 8 months. Water wells will be drilled in the communities of Waramuri, Hymakabra, Hobodiah, Kaburi, Manawarin, Kwebanna and two in Santa Rosa all to expand coverage. The PAT rig which was procured by Guyana Water Incorporated for the drilling of wells, also arrived early this morning in Moruca to commence works. Over the next two days, the CSOs will receive practical and theoretical training in the areas of Water Distribution Systems, Water Sample Collection and the Maintenance of Photovoltaic systems.

The training is a collaborative effort between the Ministries of Housing & Water and Amerindian Affairs, with GWI being the agency responsible for execution. UNICEF and the UNDP are also contributing significantly towards funding for the capacity building exercises.

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