Bina Hill’s Green Enterprise poised towards hinterland development

first_img“The Ministry is firm in its partnership within the Bina Hill Green Enterprise Development Centre, a laudable initiative that has as its core, the holistic development of hinterland youth”, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, Sydney Allicock stated.The Minister recently announced Government’s commitment to bridge the gap between the hinterland of Guyana and the coast, as it seeks to develop human resources which would include residents in the hinterland.The Minister noted that “the Centre is being constructed at a cost of $200 million and will accommodate and train 120 youths from across the country on an annual basis.These young [people] will benefit from training in ‘green skills’ such as NaturalIndigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister, Sydney AllicockResource Management, Community and Village Rangers, Ecosystem Management, Forest Rangers, Village mapping and eco-tourism guides among others”.The Minister assured that it is all in readiness of the development coming not only in Region Nine but throughout the length and breadth of Guyana.Speaking to the specific target group, the Minister stated “the Centre provides our Indigenous out-of-school youth with skills and academic training in areas which are in demand within their respective communities, thereby reducing the need for relocation in search of jobs and other economic opportunities”The Ministry has envisaged youth across the hinterland to become more competitive and productive in the national workforce and increase the number of young entrepreneurs within the villages and communities who are geared for success like never before.“This will ensure there are options for our youth to pursue higher levels of training or to market their skills in the world of work”, Allicock noted.During his presentation on Budget 2019, Allicock told the National Assembly that the budget provides young people with a greater scope and improved opportunities through the Green Centre, to be fully involved and prepared for the transition from the ‘business as usual’ path into the future.Government, with support from the Education Ministry is looking to have the Institute fully accredited so that the achievements of the youths who gain an education there, can be recognised both nationally and internationally.Since Government’s ascension to office in 2015, in excess of $146 million has been invested to develop the Bina Hill Institute, with more than two hundred graduates to date and a ninety percent pass rate.last_img

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