Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said, “it’s the manner in which we see the development of youth and therefore cabinet had no difficulty approving the sum.”
Athletes from Suriname, French Guiana and Guyana will for three days compete in the sporting disciplines of swimming, track and field and basketball when the games arrive later this year.
The swimming will be held at the National Aquatic Center and Basketball at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall while the Track and Field activities might be held at the National Synthetic Track at Leonora, West Coast Demerara.
According to Minister Harmon, “This is in keeping with government’s overall plan to expose youths to various sport disciplines, thus forming an integral individual by complementing the developmental process.”
He further noted that, “Government’s intention is to develop young people in a holistic manner, by providing opportunities for competing and training athletes in a variety of sport disciplines.”
The Inter Guiana Games brings together top talent for not only the actual competition in the various disciplines, but also for general camaraderie and good will among the young and for the fostering of good relations among the three countries.
Last year, the 27th edition, Guyana came out on top overall, gaining its triumph mainly because of its powerful showing in athletics, even though its finish was third in swimming and second in basketball.