LGE Candidate calling on Government to build multi-purpose sports facility in Linden
Sports Journalist and Local Government Elections (LGE) Candidate Carwyn Holland is calling for a multi-purpose sports facility to be erected in Linden.
Holland made the call on Saturday last while chairing the Linden Youth Empowerment Forum with Hon. Minister Nicolette Henry and Hon. Minister Valarie Patterson in attendance.
Holland noted that youth motivation is at an all-time low, provoked by years of marginalization and two factors that are going to bolster their enthusiasm are jobs and a proper recreational and sports facilities since Lindeners are a sports loving people.
“The wider call would be an all-weather, multipurpose stadium but I understand that will take some time and a lot of financial resources so my call is for a smaller facility which could house a large number of disciplines” Holland said.
He highlighted that “give them jobs and a place to go and participate in healthy activities and I believe we will have a healthier youth population in linden”
The Mackenzie Sports Club which belongs to the community, Holland said, has not been easily accessible and that too must be addressed in the interest of youths.
Holland also called on the Government of Guyana to fast track the National Sports Policy and believes that the absence of a sports policy is a setback for the development of sports in Guyana.
In an invited comment Holland cited the need for the return of active and progressive youth clubs in Linden. He credited his participation in the Police youth club and the Mackenzie Sports Club as a youth in Linden for having a major and positive impact on his life.