Five hinterland grounds to be upgraded
DPI, GUYANA, Tuesday, August 08, 2017
Five hinterland communities will benefit from a $2.5 M grant from the Ministry of Education, for the maintenance and upgrade of their sports grounds at Kaikan, Chinoweing, Phillipai, Kako and Waramadong.
“We believe that through sports a lot of our young people can benefit from very valuable qualities such as team spirit, such as healthy competition…,” opined Minister of Education, Nicolette Henry at the opening ceremony of the Upper Mazaruni Games 2017, last Sunday in Kamarang, Region 7.
Grants valuing $500,000 were donated to each community for the upgrade of sports facilities in the respective communities.
The ground enhancement project which was established in 2015 is aimed at ensuring that sports facilities, across Guyana, function effectively. The project is executed by the
National Sports Commission (NSC), under the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth, and Sports.
Minister Henry reiterated government’s commitment towards the development of Guyanese youths through sport, culture and education.
The National Sports Commission (NSC) has been working to ensure that grounds are readily available to members of various communities across the nation. Director of Sport Christopher Jones said visits are ongoing for the NSC’s mapping process of creating a cluster system.
The cluster system is one whereby the commission is working to have a central ground in each district so that more than one community can benefit. $150M was allocated for the grounds project in the 2017 National Budget.
By: Zanneel Williams