Sod turned for new Lands and Surveys office in Berbice

first_imgMinister of State Joseph Harmon reiterated Government’s intention to decentralise Government services, as he turned the sod for the construction of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission’s (GLSC) new office in New Amsterdam, in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).At a simple ceremony held at the location secured for the projected $30.8 million construction project, Minister Harmon said Government has a responsibility to ensure that all services of the State are available to all the people of Guyana, regardless of geographic location, political affiliation or any other factor.Minister Harmon also addressed the staff of the Commission present, noting that the new building should not be about the office space for the staff and convenience but more importantly, it should represent the quality of service, which the people of Guyana have a right to expect from the public service.With the construction of the new building in New Amsterdam, the Commission expects that the Board of Directors will now be able to take its meetings to the various locations to interact more with the residents of the areas.Meanwhile, Regional Chairman, David Armogan, in brief comments, said the event marks a very important development in the region, especially since the region has a number of issues that have to be dealt with by that Commission.“There is need now because as we all know there are very many issues relating to land in this region and records and so has to be kept properly. So I’m very happy that this building is about to go up. This is a nice spot here I believe and that this I’m sure is not too far away from what is the busy area in New Amsterdam. So I await the completion of the building, so that better services could be provided to the people of Region Six,” Armogan noted.After the sod turning exercise, Minister Harmon planted a Poui tree, which he said, is hoped to be the first of many to be planted there.last_img

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