[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Liliendaal Community Development Group was presented with a $1million cheque by Prime Minister and First Vice President Moses Nagamootoo, to enhance the community’s development initiatives.
The handing over took place at the community’s playground, Liliendaal Greater Georgetown on December 18 where the group members organised an afternoon of fun and games for the children of the area. The activity also saw the children receiving gifts, enjoying pony rides, jumping on the trampoline and having their faces painted.
In his remarks during the presentation of the cheque to founder of the group Beryl Haynes, the Prime Minister explained that this is the first time that an activity was held on the playground and, “in a sense we can say that some monies have been given to fence and secure the ground.”
The Prime Minister committed to working with the community group to further develop the ground into a community meeting place, one where the youths can undertake meaningful recreational activities.
“We want to ensure that the young people are not involved in drugs, crime and all other non-productive activities and for them to move away from all the bad things that are happening,” he told the gathering. The community has an active football group.
He urged the group members to continue to pursue developmental initiatives for Liliendaal’s further advancement. [Extracted and modified from GINA]