Kaieteur News – President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday swore in five new land surveyors at State House, charging them to work with competence, dignity and discipline.

He told Mr. Elijah Persaud, Mr. Royston Washington, Mr. Tedwin Roach, Mr. Marc Nicholson and Mr. Terron Roberts to ensure that they have a fundamental understanding of the geography and landscape of the areas they will ply their trade, the Office of the President reported.

The Head of State also announced that his Government will be examining the opportunities for land surveyors to advance their education by allocating a number of scholarships to them annually. After the ceremony, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations handed over more than US$30,000 of land surveying equipment to the Guyana Technical Institute (GTI) to support its land surveyors’ programme. Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand; CEO of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission Mr. Enrique Monize and other Government officials were also at the event.

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