$1M pavilion to be built at N0. 70 village community ground

Residents of the Number 70 Village in Region Six will soon benefit from the construction of a $1 million pavilion at their community centre ground.

This initiative, which starts this week, fulfils a commitment made to the village by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Hon. Charles Ramson and his team during a previous ministerial outreach.

Mr. Anil Ramghan, Chairman of the 52/74 Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), thanked the Ministry for its assistance. He said there are four cricket teams attached to the community centre, which can be challenging when they are all practising at the same time. 

“This is the first out of the 16 grounds within the 52/74 Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC), to get this enhancement, which will allow spectators and players a space to utilise while watching a match or even prepare for one,” he said.

The community centre has been operating with its members’ support. 

Minister Hon. Charles Ramson Jr. said he was impressed with the ground’s excellent condition and pleased to support its development. 

He told the residents that while their respective NDCs will supervise the planned works, they must do the same to ensure they get value for money. 

“Over the next five years, I want us to enhance all of the grounds. We are building a partnership with the people of Guyana; we are building a partnership with you and for communities like this that are willing to be part of the process. We want to make sure that all of the communities are part of the process; the process of building requires as many hands as possible, and sometimes it requires all hands on deck.”

The Minister requested that the captain of each team provides a list of their needs so that they could be addressed soon. 

Concerning rehabilitation of the village’s access road, Minister Ramson said the Government would make provisions for it in the 2021 National Budget since it could not be addressed before year-end. 


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