Construction on GACPA building to begin in March
Construction on the old Transport and Harbours building on Water Street in Kingston Georgetown which is expected to house the Secretariat of the Guyana Arts and Craft Producers Association (GACPA) is expected to commence in March.
After it was realized that artists and pottery makers are being faced with the overwhelming challenge of seeking sales for their creations, the GACPA had made a proposal to the government, under the Jagdeo administration, for the opening of a central arts and craft shopping plaza.
The building is located obliquely opposite the Municipality Abattoir. It was because of the deplorable condition that the building is in that the GACPA was promised a starting sum of $10M to begin construction.
The remaining resources will be coming from fund raisers, donations, and the dedicated backings of Institute of Private Enterprise Development (IPED) and the Caribbean Executive Services Organization (CESO).
President of the GACPA, Mrs. Denzel Hollingsworth had told this publication that the GACPA in coordination with CESO, are working to make the vision a reality.
It entails a perfectly architected building which can be seen as an ideal tourist destination, with local thriving businesses which will in turn give a tremendous boost to local artists. The time span for this project to be completed with every necessary and luxury amenity is five years.