Grounds across the country being upgraded from ground enhancement fund

GINA, GUYANA, Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Community centre grounds across the country are being upgraded and are expected to have a tremendous positive impact on young people. Residents of Buxton will soon benefit from improvements to a ground in the community.

The ground in Buxton that the youths will benefit from through the Ground Enhancement Fund

The ground in Buxton that the youths will benefit from through the Ground Enhancement Fund

Director of Sport Christopher Jones in an interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA) explained that work has commenced on the ground of a Buxton family who lives overseas and gave permission for the upgrades of the ground, for the benefit of the community. One million dollars was allocated from the ground enhancement fund for the upgrade.

Jones explained that Chung’s construction company is in partnership to help enhance the ground by offering the free use of their equipment. The one million dollars, Jones pointed out would be used to purchase diesel, earth and other materials.

The company will be landscaping the ground which includes, “filling in with earth, leveling that, rolling it so that the youngsters could play games like cricket, football, volleyball and so forth” Jones explained.

The Sports Director noted that similar ground enhancement works are currently ongoing in communities all across the country. These grounds include:

Region One                                                                                                              

  • Mabaruma settlement
  • Fitzburg Sports ground
  • Keriabo-Arukaimai Village
  • Koko Moruca

Region Two

  • Charity Ground
  • Suddie Ground
  • Good Hope Ground

Region Three

  • Aliki
  • West Demerara Secondary
  • Glen Eagles Sports Club

Region Four

  • Pearl Village Ground
  • Plaisance- Sparendaam Ground
  • Buxton Ground
  • Guiding Light Church Sophia

Region Four cont’d

  • Pius Ground
  • Festival City Youth Group
  • North East La Penitence
  • East Ruimveldt Community Centre
  • Guyhoc Community Square
  • C-Field Sophia
  • East Ruimveldt Secondary School Ground
  • Guyana Public Service Union Sports Complex
  • Golden Grove
  • Mocha Arcadia
  • Tucville Secondary Ground
  • Agricola Community
  • Ministry of Education Ground

Region Five

  • Hope Town
  • Ithica

Region Six

  • Vryman’s Erven Training Centre
  • Kildonan
  • 53 Village

Region Seven

  • Bartica Secondary Ground
  • Bartica Community Centre
  • Upper Mazaruni Ground

Region Eight

  • Mahdia Ground
  • Kato Ground

Region Nine

  • Carasabai Ground
  • Moco Moco Ground
  • Aranaputa Valley ground

Region Ten

  • Kara Kara
  • Christianburg
  • Wisroc
  • Kwakwani Ground
  • Siberian Old English Ground
  • Linden Technical Institute
  • Mackenzie Sports Club Ground

The ground enhancement project comes under the Ministry of Education, Department of Culture, Youth and Sport and is aimed at providing the platform for athletes’ development in communities across Guyana. This is part of the Ministry’s plan to harness quality athletes by ensuring they have the necessary facilities.



By: Isaiah Braithwaite


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