Sod turned for $20M Sports facility at Baramita
Consolidated Northwest Resources Inc. investing in community development
The close to 3000 residents of Baramita, located in Region One (Barima/Waini) have found a partner in Consolidated Northwest Resources Inc. (CNRI) that has undertaken the task of seriously investing in the holistic development of the community and its most important resource, the people.
The Russian based company, which has signed an agreement with the community of Baramita to embark on massive exploration of gold deposits in approximately 50,000 acres in the Northwest district, has also committed to massive infrastructural and other advancement of the community.
Yesterday, CNRI further proved that obligation when the sod was turned for a 20 Million dollar sports facility that will see a full size football field being done along with a fully equipped pavilion and another multipurpose field that will accommodate volleyball among other sports.
The construction of the field has already commenced and members of the media, Chief Education Officer Olato Sam and President (ag) of the Guyana Football Federation Franklin Wilson were yesterday given a firsthand tour of the very expansive facility by Chief Financial Officer Fedor Stovsky and other officials of the company.
Stovsky in remarks at the function, which preceded the Historic Sod Turing, stated that his company was not just about exploration for gold but that they want to also invest seriously in the development of the community.
To this end he said that sports, was one of the ways that can enhance the members of the community especially the youths by giving them hope for tomorrow.
He noted that it is the norm of CNRI to give back to every community that they operate in and they will be doing just that in Baramita.
CNRI has already begun that process with the donation of two complete computers to the Village Council which is headed by Village Captain Bradley Thomas. The company will in the near future make provision for satellite internet services in keeping with the national information and communication technology programme.
Thomas in remarks thanked CNRI for the seriousness with which they have undertaken developmental projects for the benefit of the community noting that he anticipates a much more positive community with regards to personal development, in the near future. He said that such a turnaround has come at eh right time.
While sports has not been a big part of the community up until now, the Village Council and community members anticipate a major boost in this regard with what is presently taking place.
The Guyana Football Federation in association with Food for the Poor Guyana handed over 25 footballs to the community while from CNRI, a number of volleyballs, volleyball net, cricket bats and balls were also handed over.
Wilson complimented CNRI for the investment they have undertaken in Baramita and pledged the federation’s support in increasing the popularity of the game in Baramita.
Chief Education Officer Olato Sam also commended CNRI for taking the lead and setting the example from a corporate standpoint in development of the community. He pledged the continuous support of the Ministry of Education.
Photo saved as Baramita pics 161 – CNRI Chief Financial Officer Fedor Stovsky, GFF President (ag) Franklin Wilson, Village Captain Bradley Thomas symbolically turns the sod for the sports facility at Baramita yesterday. Savouring the moment at right is Chief Education Officer Olato Sam along with these excited youths.