Berbice sports officials grateful following Home Affair Ministry sports gears donation
Sports officials in the Corentyne area are once again expressing deep gratitude to officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs after the latter group presented a set of sports gears to 6 clubs in that area. The donation formed a part of the activities of the aforementioned Ministry, in collaboration with the St Francis Community Developers (SFCD), through its Citizen Security Programme, as part of its Rapid Impact Projects and Handing over of Sports Gear.
Those that received gears included the RHTY&SC, Fyrish Fire Hawks Basketball Club, Rose Hall Town Basketball Club, Rose Hall Town Football Club, Rose Hall Town Jammers Boxing Gym, and the United Nations Volunteers Educational and Learning Materials. The gears included footballs, boxing gloves and basketballs. Some clubs also received cones and whistles to enhance their training programmes.
The items were handed over to representatives of the various entities on the tarmac of the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC), Area H Rose Hall Town Berbice, and was witnessed by several groups and individuals including subject Minister Clement Rohee, his Permanent Secretary, Angela Johnson, President of the St Francis Community Developers (SFCD), Alex Foster, President St Francis Youth and Sports Club, Hilbert Foster, who chaired and coordinated the function, Commander of Police B Division, Dereck Josiah, Superintendent of Police, Ian Amsterdam, Education Officer Shafiran Bajan, Community Action Specialist, Rosanne Purnwasie, Advisor to the , Regional Chairman, Ovid Glasgow and Member of Parliament (PPP) Jafarally.
Meanwhile, Mr. Foster welcomed those in attendance and dubbed the event as historic. He pointed out that the RHTY&SC is well known for hosting sports and community activities and was loud in praise for the Home Affair Minister and his team for assisting the proletariat.
In response, Minister Rohee said that he is pleased to know that the efforts of his staff are touching the lives of members of the Ancient County at every stratum. He encouraged those receiving the items to care and utilize them to the fullest. The Minister further urged the players to aim beyond the local arena while setting their sights on international accomplishments.