By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Member of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Christopher Jones has been appointed as Director of Sport and his number one priority is establishing a National Sports Policy.
During an interview with iNews on Friday, June 05, Jones explained that this policy will facilitate the direction of the sports sector in Guyana and will also serve as a vision.
“There is also an urgent need to establish relationships with many of those federations and associations that are out there because for reasons best known to the previous body, those relationships were strained or even absent,” Jones told iNews.
He also intends to enhance the facilities currently in operation and improve their capacity.
“We’re doing some field visits to some of these locations now and there are a lot of upgrades of those facilities that needs to be done.”
He admitted that “a lot” of work is needed to lift the image of the sport sector in Guyana, point out that “it is not in its best state based on some documentation and interactions I had in the office.”
As such, Jones plans to send some staff for overseas training as soon as possible in order to improve their skills and effectiveness. The Sports sector, he noted, will also place emphasis on its Public Relations Department, which he pointed out is almost nonexistent.
In this regard, the sector will officially launch its Facebook Page on June 10.