110 lights acquired through NSC ‘Light it up Campaign’
DPI, GUYANA, Friday, December 29, 2017
The National Sports Commission’s ‘Light it up Campaign’ will continue as the National Sports Commission has acquired a number of lights for community grounds across the country. The lights are expected to boost the usage night-time of the community grounds and multi-purpose centres.
Director of Sport Christopher Jones, during an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), said that $6.5M was spent to acquire the 110 lights, that will be distributed to various grounds across the country.
However, Jones said that the prior to the purchasing of the lights, the National Sports Commissioned reached out to the various municipalities in an effort collaborative effort to acquire the lights. It was pointed out by the Sports Director that the only municipality that responded was the municipality of Lethem, Region Nine. Jones said that of the $6.5M, $2M was contributed by the Lethem Municipality.
The Sport Director stated that “by virtue of their collaboration with us, Lethem will receive a total of 38 lights of the lamps and the 38 lamps will facilitate all four or five grounds that are in Lethem. In 2018, it will see all of those grounds being lit.”
He further added, “The other lights that we have currently in the bond, there are several grounds that we would have identified throughout the year, so in 2018 we will see the distribution of those lights and we are hopeful that in 2018 with another availability of funds, we will purchase another allotment of lights, so that we can continue the light it up campaign.”
The lack of adequate lighting at nights have been one of the challenges faced by athletes who desire to train at nights. Recognizing this, the NSC embarked on the “Light it up campaign” in an effort to give athletes the necessary support, needed to take their talent to the next level.
By: Isaiah Braithwaite