MCY&S staffers stand ready to support Ramson Jr.
The new Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr., on Thursday morning held a meet and greet session with staff of the Ministry.
Ramson Jr. took the Oath of Office on Wednesday, and later promised strong leadership and a structured and sustainable approach to advance the policies and programmes of the Ministry.
“During the tour of his new Main Street, Georgetown place of work, Ramson Jr. received all assurances that the Ministry’s staff stands ready to support him in advancing the development of Culture, Youth and Sport in Guyana,” the Ministry said on its Facebook page.
Sharing briefly his approach to the new role, Ramson Jr. said: “Right now sport is very disorganised. We cannot have sport function in a way where it is operating in an ad hoc manner- at one time somebody thinks this is a good idea or one group thinks this is a good idea.
“In order to create a sustainable sport development programme that is a sport economy as well, because sport is a business too, we need a system that is sustainable and that can only be done through organised stakeholders and people that are connected to the overall development trajectory of the country.”
“Sport is more than just about hobbies and staying fit; it is far bigger than that. It is one of the largest sectors in the world and it could very well be transformational for the country as well, by being able to draw on our human capital and our talents as young people.”