An appeal has been made for the establishment of an office for Colihaut Village Council.
The Colihaut Village Council held its nineteenth inaugural meeting at the Colihaut Primary School on 13 March 2017 and according to its Chairman, Mitchell John, the council has been operating without an office for too long.
“Colihaut Village Council is in existence for more than fifty years and one thing I desire…is to see is that we own our own office,” John stated.
This, John noted, will allow the council “to actually cut on cost and by cutting on cost we can then take that funds and put it back into our community; whether it’s giving help to an elder, whether its offering a scholarship, or bursary to a student”.
According to John, it’s about time that the Council has assets – referring to a land title.
“I don’t know if you know the importance of having a land title, I don’t know if you know the importance of having your home, but it’s very important and vital that we have it and I would like the Colihaut Village Council to set an example to motivate villages to have their own assets and the best way to do that is to own our own village council office,” he explained.
He is hopeful that this request “will not fall on deaf ears but eventually when we have the plans and whatever is necessary to actually construct an office, that this will be entertained”.