[www.inewsguyana.com] – President David Granger has declared that there is a lot in store for Bartica, during a toy drive at the Bartica Secondary School, where approximately 400 children received Christmas presents, compliments of the Government of Guyana.
Referencing the official naming of the community as a town in 2016, the President said, “Bartica is going to be a rich, green town. It is going to be a prosperous town and all of you… will be able to enjoy a good life in years to come. May God bless you and Happy Christmas.”
The Head of State was accompanied by Minister of Social Cohesion, Amna Ally, who was instrumental in organising the country wide toy drive.
The President added that his visit was one of peace and goodwill and emphasised that Christmas is a time for children. Minister Ally said that spreading cheer to children at Christmas is something the People’s National Congress has been doing, since they were in opposition.
“We believe that our children across the country must enjoy the Christmas. Many of them cannot afford it and so the President himself promised a good life for all and we have taken a queue from that. We’ve gone in all ten administrative regions, in various communities and we have been distributing toys, having little Christmas parties, sharing goodies and so on”, she said.
The Minister added that Government has received significant private sector support to ensure that the toy drive is a success and that while they will be able to reach all ten administrative regions this year, the Government hopes to reach more communities in coming years. [Extracted and modified from Ministry of the Presidency]