by Adam Harder, for KUAM News
Guam - The My Village project finally makes its way to the island's capitol. In response to suggestions made by the Hagatna community, Governor Eddie Calvo is bringing the My Village program to the capitol this month. Following the project's success in Yona, Inarajan, and Dededo; Governor Calvo's deputy press secretary R.D. Gibson says they are excited to see how they can help resolve Hagatna's pressing issues.
"The M yVillage project is basically an initiative from the Governor's Office, taking government services into the villages. And we're meeting the people and we're working to address their needs. As opposed to them coming to us, we're going to them. It's more of providing an outlet for the residents of Guam to come to us with what they want addressed," he said.
In support of the My Village project, Hagatna mayor John Cruz and the Guam Homeless Coalition have teamed up in providing aid for the homeless community, which is a growing concern in the village. However, additional suggestions range in everything from programs to promote education, to aid for the elderly, and potholes. Gibson notes that with Hagatna's extensive commercialism, GovGuam is making a point to highlight local businesses in the area.
"It's all about promoting our local businesses this month and helping out the local residents of Guam," Gibson noted. "There are just so many things that they've come to us with and we're really grateful that they're coming to us. It's a really great program and we're so happy that it's taken off this way."
To learn more about the My Village program or to make a suggestion of how to improve your village, check out the Eddie Baza Calvo Facebook page.