McGuigan welcomes Rural White Paper

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”