President David Granger was on Friday given a status update on the progress of the work of United Nations’ (UN) agencies in Guyana during a courtesy call made by United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Mikiko Tanaka at State House.President David Granger is flanked by Minister of Public Affairs, Ms. Dawn Hastings-Williams (left), and United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator Ms. Mikiko TanakaWith hope of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a total of fifteen UN agencies had executed a number of projects in and around the country in 2017. The UN agencies have also conducted several capacity-building programmes with ministries and Government agencies. Added to that, a series of community sensitization projects have been held based on several issues, such as gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS, corporal punishment, and nutrition.President Granger has committed to working with the UN programmes to guarantee their success. And as such, he has appointed Public Affairs Minister Dawn Hastings-Williams to work alongside Ms. Tanaka, to consolidate the UN programmes and to conduct an analysis so that implementation can be more effective.In an attempt to create greater collaborations with the UN agencies, President Granger has invited the Heads of those programmes to a roundtable meeting consisting of Cabinet members.This meeting would allow for direct interaction between cabinet members and the programmes’ heads.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER NARROWS – Risking the ire of local horse owners, the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission on Wednesday approved plans for an industrial park in the Whittier Narrows area. The 6.7-acre proposed complex will extend an already existing 6.7-acre industrial park in the bordering city of Industry to a total of 13.4 acres. The park’s entrances would all lie within Industry. Karen Simmons, principal planner of zoning permits for the commission, said the privately owned property is zoned for manufacturing planned development (MPD), which requires a conditional use permit. A private developer bought the vacant property in 2001 and started the application process, which culminated in the commission’s approval Wednesday. A 47,360-square-foot, one- story warehouse and a 79,925-square-foot, two-story building will be divided into numerous units for industrial use, according to the project’s plans. Simmons said the primary opposition to the park during the discussion stages came from local horse owners concerned about increased traffic. “Those people who own horses nearby must cross Peck Road already to get to the trails in Whittier Narrows,” Simmons said. “They did an environmental impact report, though, and the traffic division of the (county’s) Department of Public Works decided that, based on the numbers, a traffic study was not required,” Simmons said. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029