katu ur Settlement

                                                

Katuur “katu wao’ oro”or “katuuwao” means sand creek. The settlement is located on the right bank of katu'u wao. It is a Wapichan community but most people speak Portugese and some English. It is a satellite community to Potarinao village and where the center of the village is where the first settlers settled.

The first settlers were Manuel Albert and the Issac family.

LAND RIGHTS

Katu'ur does not have legal security over our customary lands and resources. We have long sought legal recognition of our land and we are part of the formal application for extension of land title submitted to the Government of Guyana by our main village Potarinau. This application is currently being processed by the government and is the subject of formal talks between the SRDC and the MIPA. Katu'ur is in the extension land of Potarinao Village. 

POPULATION

There are 22 homesteads and 130 residences.

The ecosystem is flat savannah with creeks and rivers bush islands and few mountains around they do substance farming, ranching, hunting, fishing and gathering. Their main farming areas along the Katuur wao left bank and to the kunad mountain; kunad is their supermarket they depend on it for everything. The interior Katuu wao they depend on for bathing and sometimes for drinking and washing clothes.

ECONOMY AND LAND USE

Farming: cash crops like peanuts and cassava and cotton. Ranching: rearing live stocks e.g. cattle, horses, sheep and poultry. Sometimes they sell in the village sometimes to neighbouring villages and across in to Brazil.

SERVICES AND FACILITIES

A primary school no nursery school but only Nursery classes in primary school. A women centre Village office Head Master’s Quarters A catholic church

GOVERNANCE

1 senior councillor 1 DPT senior councillor A secretary A Treasurer Five other councillors

COMMUNITY ORGANISATION  

Women’s Group Youths Group Church Group Parents Teachers Association Katuur Sports Club Community management Team thet overseas Commuty Projects Community Policing Group

Improvement of cattle ranching. A corral with schote (Jubilee Grants)

Small poultry rearing per household. Village farm with one acre of cotton plantation. Hammock weaving.

FUTURE PLANS

Improve hammock making and extend cotton farm. Completion of hot meal for school children Up dreading of the main road from Potarinau to Katuur. Experimental Sawannau farming (to maintain our bush islands). Forming a culture group building an airstrip and building a foot and mouth camp at Arowan paawa.

WILD LIFE INTEREST AND TOURISM ATTRACTION

Kussad mountain: Birds, jaguars, pumas and different types of wild cats, the rare bird on the east of Kussad mountain between Kowaibi Sakoda- the Red Siskin.

On the west slopes of our Kussad are our valued Timber species like the Bollet Wood, Water Cider, Red wood and craft and craft materials e.g. mokuru,

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