Residents of East Berbice-Corentyne, (Region 6) now have access to a new Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC) sub-office costing $30M.
The opening comes at a time when the GL&SC is making momentous changes to bring better amenities to all Guyanese as it aims to improve the quality of service offered to Guyanese.
Delivering remarks at the opening of the office, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said that the provision of the service to the region is evidence of the government’s commitment to providing quality service to people of Guyana irrespective of where they live.
“This is what government is about. What is happening here today is part of a process undertaken by the administration when we came into office… the government is bringing services to you,” Minister Harmon explained.
In keeping with the new building standards established for all government buildings, the facility is also equipped with solar panels and is disability friendly.
Manager of the GL&SC Land Administration Division, Michael Hutson said that the construction of this new building serves as a part of the commission’s efforts to improve its infrastructure to efficiently roll-out its improved operations.
Paulette Henry, Chairperson of the Board of Directors at GL&SC, noted her satisfaction with the development of New Amsterdam and by extension the Berbice region.
“We are pleased to be serving under a government that is progressive and that looks towards the development of every area of service,” she said. “This signals the kind of quality improvements that we want to offer, and that’s important. We are very concerned and committed to improving what we give to people. People have been asking for more.”
The newly commissioned office is located at LFS Burnham Road, Vryman’s Erven, New Amsterdam.
The facility brings the township of New Amsterdam closer to having all government services being delivered to residents, as the administration strives to develop towns across Guyana.
A passport office will also be opened shortly in New Amsterdam to help decentralise the services provided in Georgetown and to give residents easier access to services provided by the Ministry of Citizenship.
The government, in 2015, had committed to linking the hinterland and other inland communities with the coastland, in areas of Infrastructure, education, health and telecommunications and other government provided services to ensure an equitable standard of service nationwide.
Images: Giovanni Gajie
DSC_0190: The new Guyana Lands and Surveys building
DSC_0068: Chairperson of the Board of Directors at GLSC, Paulette Henry
DSC_0097: Minister of State, Joseph Harmon