Lethem to be officially declared a town October 20, 2017

DPI, GUYANA, Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The declaration to officially grant Lethem township on the October 20 2017, will be part of the first ever Town Week.

Lethem’s Town Week banner.

Mayor of Lethem, Carlton Beckles said plans are on stream for the hosting of the Lethem Town Week, with activities commencing the October 15 and ending on October 21, 2017.

Mayor Beckles stated that the concept of the Town Week “is like the birth of a baby”. He explained that Lethem was born as a town on the of October 21, 2015 in the Parliament of Guyana. “What we will be doing is christening that baby. So what we will be having is the declaration where the plaque will be unveiled to officially declare Lethem as a town by his Excellency, President David Granger.

Mayor Beckles said that work will commence soon on the Lethem Town Declaration Park, where the official declaration will occur.

Mayor Beckles noted that the Goals and Objectives of Lethem’s Town Week are to build unity and togetherness between the people of Region Nine and establish Lethem as a tourism destination as well as to showcase the Tourism and Agricultural potential of the Region.

“We see town week as a pride of the people of Lethem … of the people of the region and so forth. We want everybody to cherish it and while it is historic and there won’t be another declaration. We will continue to have Lethem town week observed on yearly basis”, Mayor Beckles said.

Chairperson of the Lethem Town Week Planning Committee, Raymond Hunt shared some of the events on the proposed list of activities:

Proposed list of activities beginning Sunday October 15, 2017

October 16th                                                                            October 17th

Best Kept Yard Competition                        Football knock out competition

Plant a Tree                                                 Volley ball

Chess Tournament                                      10/10 cricket

Building light up                                         Spelling B

Business & Service Booths                          Bold & Beautiful fashion show

Business & Service Booths

October 18th                                                                              October 19th

Raffle                                                           Football

Athletic Road Race                                      Volley ball

Bicycle Road Race                                       10/10 cricket

Fitness Walk                                                Lethem Town Pageant

Roast Master Cook-off                                Brazil Fun Park

Open Air Church Service

October 20th                                             October 21st

Town Declaration                                         Football Games Finals

Brazil Cultural show                                    Volleyball Prizes and thank you

GDF Paratroopers Show                             Overland Tours

Lethem Got Talent                                       DJ Showdown

Regional Agricultural & Commerce          Diwali Motorcade

GDF Fireworks                                             Gospel Concert

Brazil Fun Park


By: Gabreila Patram 

Youths of Lethem pose for a picture near the banner.



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