…residents want collaboration in enhancing community
CHIEF Executive Officer (acting) of NICIL/SPU, Colvin Heath-London, recently wrapped up a “highly successful” visit to the Upper Demerara/Upper Berbice community.
According to a release from NICIL, the visit was part of Heath-London’s continued effort to closely monitor assets and properties of the agency.He deemed his recent visit to Kwakwani as highly successful and the body noted that it was part of the CEO’s move to forge a closer relationship with a number of the residents of Kwakwani through community-oriented projects and programmes.
Heath-London met and held discussions with several staff of NICIL who are based there.
During a meeting, he revealed to residents that his agency has taken the responsibility for the current rehabilitation work going on at the sports club, reinforcing his agency’s position that they will continue to forge collaborative relationships with residents.
He disclosed that during his visit he was able to better gauge the number of properties and buildings owned by NICIL/SPU while at the same time reviewing those that are being rented and or leased.
“This was a very important visit as it allows us at NICIL/SPU to know what is happening, thus being more effective in monitoring our assets and properties. We have recognized that a number of scammers continue to devise ways and remain in seeking to exploit unsuspecting persons. As such, we have been examining and visiting assets and properties that we have throughout Guyana. We have a significant number of properties and I have personally endeavored at visiting them all,” he said.
According to the release, Heath-London, in giving an assessment of his visit to Kwakwani, said that the discussion held there was very healthy and fruitful, noting that a number of ideas and suggestions were put forward by residents in an attempt to further develop and improve their community.
He said that NICIL/SPU is very committed to supporting communities, stressing that they intend to demonstrate its commitment to the communities through supporting a number of initiatives.
He stressed that with very limited opportunities available especially for youths within the community, they are seeking NICIL/SPU’s continued support to offset the enhancement and repairs of a number of important properties, thus being able to create a platform and or opportunities for residents.
Meanwhile, several residents expressed thanks and gratitude for the detailed visit of Heath-London noting that it augers well for the continued development of Kwakwani.
Regional Vice Chairman of Region Ten, Elroy Adolph, said that he was very impressed and pleased with the visit of Heath-London, noting with certainty that it will help in NICIL/SPU developing a closer and stronger relationship with residents.
Adolph, who hails from Kwakwani, urged the CEO to continue in this trend declaring that Kwakwani needs all the support and help that it can get so as to further enhance the community and ultimately its residents.
Adolph thanked Heath-London for his agency’s assistance and support in working on some projects, declaring that the NICIL/SPU CEO is an ‘action man’.
“More and more we are seeing that Mr. Colvin Heath-London is a man who gets things done and, more importantly, he finds solution, thus he is an action man as we are tired of talkers, as action is what residents look forward to and, therefore, as the Regional Vice Chairman and, more so a Kwakwani resident, I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to him and his team,” Adolph said.
Adolph said he is pleased that NICIL/SPU has been visiting communities to better examine and assess its properties and assets, noting that there are a number of buildings in Kwakwani and many wonder who are the owners.
Source: The Guyana Chronicle.