Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Charles Ramson Junior has announced a $20M recreational facility for the New Diamond/Grove Housing Scheme.
During a recent community outreach with Collin Croal, Minister of Housing and Water, the Sport Minister announced a collaboration between the two ministries to construct a modern recreational facility in the New Diamond/Grove Housing Scheme.
This initiative marks the first collaboration between the Ministry of Sports and the Ministry of Housing and Water’s, Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA).
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Charles Ramson Junior noted that as various villages across Guyana are benefitting from community ground enhancement undertaken over the past year, he now sees it fit to venture into Housing Schemes with initiatives to develop sporting and recreational spaces.
“But it became quite obvious to me that given the number of residents we had in the housing schemes and how rapidly they were developing that this became the obvious choice for us to start targeting now, where we can get the kind of development we need. And it came again from an overall vision.” Minister Ramson said.
In an effort to ensure the facility is a safe space for residents to engage in sport and social activities, it will be fenced and have solar lights installed.
The proposed facility includes a track for athletes, playground equipment, benches, trees, and, the ground will be fit to use for cricket and football.
Diamond/Grove residents who gathered at the Community outreach to engage the ministers praised the initiative.
Notably, the CH&PA handed over a new community ground to the residents of Block BB Eccles. Similar interventions are being made at Perseverance, Prospect and Herstelling Second and Fourth Bridge.
The 52 million Sophia multipurpose recreational facility is almost completed.