Yarakita located in the Mabaruma sub-district and Sebai in the Matarkai sub-district, Region 1 are recipients of a Tractor for their respective villages.
The villages are predominantly known as forest and agriculture producers.
Before handing over the keys to the Toshaos Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock said Agriculture and lumbering are among the main drivers of economic growth and as such it is his hope that with the acquisition of this valuable piece of equipment the village can make further contributions to the sectors.
Both Toshaos promised that their respective villages will fully utilize the tractor since there is an urgent need for such equipment. The tractors will be used to transport lumber and agriculture produce to meet the market demands.
Yarakita has a population of close to eight hundred residents and is located at Guyana’s border region. Its closest neighbour is Whitewater which is located approximately an hour drive through the trail.
Minister Allicock handing over the keys to Toshao of Sebai Vincent Emanuel.
Sebai is located off the Kaituma River in the Sebai Creek and is home to close to two thousand residents.
The Government through the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs is ensuring that enabling environment is created where villages and communities become economically viable by ensuring they are equipped in this regard. This investment is valued at more than $15M.