McGuigan welcomes Rural White Paper

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MAGHERAFELT Sinn Féin councillor, Brian McGuigan has welcomed the publication of the Rural White Paper by Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill.

Councillor McGuigan who represents Sperrin District Electoral Area said: “There are many issues that affect the rural community and the publication of this paper outlined a strategy to address them.

“Whether it is concerns regarding farming, lack of broadband, health facilities or limited public transport there is a vast array of issues that have to be addressed to benefit rural communities in order to allow rural dwellers access services that others take for granted.

“The paper outlines a commitment not only from Minister O’Neill’s department but from all Executive departments to an action plan that will make a positive impact on the entire rural community.

“I thank Minister O’Neill leading the work which ensured the publication of this paper which will help deliver equality for rural dwellers”