first_img– donates stove to Charles Roza School of Nursing during visitMinister of State, Joseph Harmon met with recently-appointed Mayor of Linden, Carwyn Holland on MondayMinister of State, Joseph Harmon during his meeting with Mayor of Linden, Carwyn Hollandto facilitate discussions on the way forward in fostering growth and development.Holland engaged the Minister in discussions on what the Council has in place to evolve the town into a modern city that is self-sustaining.The new Mayor said that although the Council has only been serving Linden for a short span of time, it was obstinate in its goal of transforming the large mining town.He informed that plans have already been engineered for this cause and the Council would continue to be unyielding in its objective.During the meeting, Holland also briefed Harmon on the Council’s plans for farming in the town, which would be revived through strategic planning and rehabilitation of the prominent markets, including Wismar’s. Also on the agenda was transforming the mining town into one that facilitates the thriving of businesses to ensure consistent economic growth.This will be achieved by promoting entrepreneurship which would be effective in boosting the economy in the short and long term, as well as creating more jobs.Mention was also made of reforming the infrastructural sector, addressing the requirements of acquiring housing at an affordable price and supervising the human and natural resources in line with the town’s expansion.Holland said the town of Linden would also be joining the rest of the country, including Bartica, on the drive to ‘green’ Guyana, one of the President’s goals.“It is our top priority to make Linden a green town and we have a roadmap. Some of the things we have in train are waste management, which we want to carefully reconstruct. We want to do waste to energy instead of simply disposing waste; develop landfill development strategies; find alternative energy solutions – we are looking at hydropower given the many falls, which we have around,” the Mayor said.Meanwhile, in a visit to the Charles Roza School of Nursing in Linden, Minister Harmon donated a six-burner gas stove to the students during a simple presentation ceremony.In brief remarks to the small gathering, Harmon related that he was aware of the inconvenience students faced owing to the lack of proper cooking equipment.He added that the gesture was part of plans to reach out to the public and have positive influences to help boost people development which in turn will benefit the country.last_img

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