Hururu Village and nearby communities along the Berbice River in Region Ten will soon benefit from a new $45 million nursery school. Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Mr. Nigel Dharamlall made the announcement on Tuesday,

during an outreach to the community. He said this project is being undertaken to cater for the fast-growing population in the community. “We are building this school to help make decisions for the future, as part of the government’s efforts to foster development in the education sector,” Minister Dharamlall said, adding that the new school will be built on the community’s playground. The minister said that the contractor for the project will be required to employ residents, and source wood from the community, in order to revitalise the village’s economy. “When all of these things happen, it would be a domino effect for your village, because the more money is spent in your village, it will be better for your village’s economy,” Minister Dharamlall said. “If the money is taken away, you will be worse off, so you must demand that whatever happens, the village of Hururu must benefit from it,” he told those at the community meeting on Tuesday. Residents used the opportunity to ask the minister for assistance to establish a new community ground, which would include a pavilion for social activities. He promised that Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Mr. Charles Ramson Jr. will be informed of the request. (DPI)