Scores of young people on Sunday August 25, 2013 joined the Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO) to successfully paint 101 pedestrian crossings across Guyana as part of its “Road Safety and Back to School Campaign”.
The organisation mobilized youths from Regions 1 – 10 to get involved in activism and community work aimed at making the roadways of the country much safer for all Guyanese especially children and pedestrians.
Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Progressive Youth Organisation Omar Shariff, who joined the youths to paint a few crossings, said that he was impressed with the commitment and dedication shown by the young people.
He said that PYO remains focused on playing an instrumental role in reforming communities, making the roadways safer while reinforcing the general principles of road safety throughout Guyana.
“I am more than satisfied that our PYO has embarked and successfully completed this campaign. I also want to commend the youths for their bravery and zeal. As I see them with their brushes and paint, I am reminded of the commitment and selflessness that PYO must continue to show in its bid to develop Guyana and complement the work of all patriots”, he said.
Pedestrian crossings in Georgetown, Berbice, Essequibo and several other outlying areas all received a facelift. Last year a total of 33 crossings were repainted and completed. The repainting exercise will continue throughout the week..