9 DCs added to DC Force
Nine new members were added to the District Commissioner Force on Wednesday. Four female and five male district commissioners were sworn into office by President Desi Bouterse and installed by Regional Development Minister Edgar Dikan. The new DCs are: Trees Cirino, Jo-Ann Arupa, August Badoo, Ludwig Mettendaf, Kenya Pansa, Sarwankoemar Ramai, Audrey Hankers, Adjaikoemaar Kali and Freddy Daniel. Remie Tarnadie will most likely be installed as the DC of the Coronie District. The DCs will each be tasked with boosting the development process within their administrative regions. All of the new DC’s solemnly promised to do their job in good conscience. “You must not expect gratitude from others. Be strict.. no nonsense but try to be beloved at the same time by treating others fairly,” President Bouterse told the new DC’s. Minister Edgar Dikan explained to them that they had to stick to the goal of administrative decenstralization. “Without the involvement of the citizens there can be no decentralization,” Minister Dikan told the new DCs. He urged them to work together on achieving the primary goal which is boosting progress. He also warned them that there would be many temptations and ordeals but that they had to do their job with a clear conscience.
Roline Samsoedien, president of the DC’s and district commissioner of Wanica, explained that the 9 new members were interns of experienced DCs. DC Samsoedien who will reportedly become a regional DC explained to her new colleagues that their job is extensive. The Wanica District will reportedly be divided into 2 resorts and the Sipaliwini District in 3.