Residents of Katoonarib and Sawariwau Villages in South Central Rupununi, Region 9 are eager to see the establishment of a lucrative business venture which will utilize their home grown peanuts. Villages in the South/Central area, have long been known for their ability to grow peanuts on a large scale, due
Government has been commended for bridging the communication divide in the Hinterland with the establishment of six Regional Radio Stations over the past three and a half years, quenching the thirst for information of the indigenous population. This is much to the satisfaction of hinterland residents particularly in Region 9,
Minister Valerie Garrido-Lowe champions’ agriculture drive in Kwebanna- farmers grateful for tools received.
Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, on September 15 last handed over a quantity of agricultural tools to twenty five farmers from Kwebanna, Region One. Among the tools received were cutlasses, files, hoes, water cans, shovels and pick axes and were handed over during an outreach
Youths from the Hinterland are optimistic cooperate Guyana and the Government will support their carpentry and joinery efforts an initiative being undertaken in the ongoing Hinterland Employment and Youth Service HEYS Program. The Youth program which is a one year initiative is intended to create that enabling environment where youth
National Indigenous Peoples Authority touted to address challenges in villages – President David Granger.
President David Granger has called on the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs to recommend measures for the establishment of a five-member committee aimed at effectively addressing the many challenges the indigenous population faces. President Granger made this call during his address to the two hundred and twelve indigenous leaders and
“The Indigenous peoples are the collective and true Champions of the Earth.” This was affirmed when Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Sydney Allicock addressed the launch of the 2016 Heritage Month of activities at the Umana Yana in Kingston. The 2016 Heritage Month activities were held under
Forty four youths from Region nine are now in possession of valid leadership certificates after successfully completing a one week Youth Leadership Training Program YLTP. A graduation exercise was held at the Indigenous Peoples’ Conference Hall, in Lethem following a one week training program. Youths were drawn from Moco Moco,
Women Groups from two indigenous villages have so far benefited from government grants to finance viable projects within their communities as much emphasis is being placed on women empowerment throughout the hinterland region. The Kumaka Women’s Group located in the Moruca Sub- District, Region One recently received a cheque to