Mashabo Toshao thanks Government for community development


TOSHAO of Mashabo, in Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam), Mr. Sylvin Raphael has thanked the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government for several projects that have led to development in the Amerindian community.
Speaking at Village Day celebrations, he said, before October 5, 1992, Mashabo was way down on the social ladder, in relation to community development and education but now the village has been transformed.

Raphael said he can proudly boast that Mashabo has a modern two-storey school building, health centre, village office, cassava mill and solar electricity in every home.
He said the Government also provided the Village Council with a small tractor to assist in logging operations.
Raphael said, because of the rapid pace of education, 40 students are now attending various secondary schools on Essequibo Coast.
Region Two Chairman, Mr. Alli Baksh, who was also in attendance, recalled it was the late President Cheddi Jagan who designated September every year for Amerindians to celebrate their culture.
Baksh challenged Amerindians to keep their culture and languages alive.
Alluding to education development in Amerindian communities, he said the Government has constructed more secondary schools and the indigenous people from all nine communities are attending them.
Community Development Officer for Hinterland Communities in the Region, Ms. Melrose Henry said Amerindians, today are more than proud because of the developmental contributions by the Government.
She thanked President Bharrat Jagdeo for all the Government has made in every Amerindian village countrywide.