Min. Ally brings Easter to children in Reg. 5 and 6
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, April 17, 2019
More than 700 children from Region 5 (West Coast Berbice) and Region 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne), on Monday, were all in smiles after receiving kites for the Easter holiday, from the Ministry of Social Protection.
Along with her team, Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally visited Number Five and Number Nine communities in Region 5, as well as Number 53 and Manchester village in Region 6 distributing kites which came “fully loaded” with tail and “balla”.
The minister made several stops along the route, happily surprising unsuspecting children, who were at the time either playing with their friends or on their way home. During the distribution exercise, Minister Ally urged them to fly their kites in safe areas.
“I know that you [children] are excited to go out into the field to fly your kites as soon as possible so I urge you all to be safe and use open spaces to do so. Do not fly your kites in confined spaces where it can be tangled up with electric wires. You are our future leaders and our most prized possessions, and so we look forward to you growing up to take over this country,” the minister said.
She also encouraged the children to be good to each other and reminded that the Easter Season not only speaks of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ but love and harmony as well.
This kite distribution is an annual exercise conducted by various Ministries in several communities across the country.
Images: Ameer Sattaur.