Georgetown, Guyana – (October 29, 2018) Minister of Social Protection, Ms. Amna Ally, this morning, presented a ‘David G’ bus to the Canje, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six) community, in keeping with President David Granger’s vision to provide equal access to education for all school children. Minister Ally, who commissioned the bus on behalf of the President, said that it was yet another demonstration of the APNU/AFC administration’s efforts to provide further relief to former sugar workers who may have been adversely affected by the restructuring of the sugar industry.
“Sometimes people allege that the Government doesn’t care about sugar workers, but I stand here proudly to represent His Excellency, David Arthur Granger [and] to present this bus that is specifically for Canje, to service the children of sugar workers… Here is evidence that this collation Government makes provisions for all, as far as practicable,” Minister Ally said at the commissioning ceremony, which was hosted at the East Canje Secondary School.
This is the fifth bus to be handed over to the Region, and the 29th overall, that has been made available to carry children to school free of cost, under President Granger’s Public Education Transport Service (PETS) Initiative.
The bus was donated by the Ramada Georgetown Princess Group of Companies. Senior Manager of the Group, Mr. Eray Kanmaz, said that his organisation is pleased to be a part of the initiative, noting that it is the third bus that it has donated to the PETS programme. “The Princess Group of Companies is dedicated to contribute and play an active role in the social welfare of all Guyanese,” he said.
Regional Executive Officer, Ms. Kim Williams-Stephen and Deputy Regional Executive Officer, Mr. Claude Henry also attended the ceremony.