[www.inewsguyana.com] – Youths from New Amsterdam, Berbice and other surrounding communities will now benefit from a bigger recreational facility as, President Donald Ramotar commissioned the new Burnham Park Pavilion on Sunday, May 18.
The Project was completed under the President Youth Award Republic of Guyana Programme (PYARG).
The President in his remarks said, “You would have known over the years we have been building and rebuilding infrastructure so necessary and so indispensable for further social and economic development, and while this is important we also see the importance of investing in people.”
The President noted that the administration has recognised the need for investing in the human capital as it is an important factor for development.
“We want to enhance the capacity of people, we spoke of lifting the quality of life in society, giving people a higher quality of life, and so too it is true that we have to live by other values and creating other conditions, that is why we have been investing so heavily in the social sector.”
President Ramotar pointed out that more than 30 percent of the country’s national budget goes to the social sector. The Head of State added that it is for this reason Education continues to receive a large budgetary allocation yearly.