Residents in White Water, Region One can look forward to enjoying improved access to potable water in the new year.
Minister of Housing and Water, Collin Croal, made this announcement during an outreach at the White Water Multipurpose Hall. He was accompanied by Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony.
The Housing and Water Minister stated that several new wells will be drilled within the Mabaruma sub-region in 2022. After the drilling of these, wells systems including those in Wauna, White Water, and Kamwatta will be interconnected.
“By doing this residents within these communities will experience increased water pressure and overall water access,” the Minister said.
This adds to a list of programs that have seen significant improvement in the sub-region over the past year.
Less than two weeks ago, a needs assessment was conducted in the Mabaruma sub-region by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), which highlighted the importance of the expansion of the region’s services.
Minister Croal stated that in addition to increased water access, the Ministry through GWI, will also be training a number of Community Support Officers (CSOs), to monitor and give technical support to water systems in the area. This, he said, will significantly benefit the communities and improve overall water services.
In addition to this, Minister Croal noted that a number of upcoming training programs will be led by the Ministry of Labour’s- Board of Industrial Training.
Meanwhile, Minister Anthony outlined the enhancement of regional health services, including upgrades of the Mabaruma Regional Hospital and White Water Health Post, among other developments.
The Minister highlighted that Region One has the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate, and encouraged residents to continue the pace of inoculation.
He also gaged residents on the government’s vaccination program for children with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. Further, Dr Anthony emphasised that vaccines are safe and scientifically proven to be the best way out of the COVID-19 pandemic.