Sport Ministry, GABF and GABA collaborate to light-up city court
The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport has partnered with the Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation (GABF) and the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) to install floodlights at the Pike Street, Campbellville, basketball court.
This is the first in a series of light-up initiatives that would be undertaken to facilitate basketball activities in the evenings.
This development stemmed from the interactions subject Minister Charles Ramson Jr. had with the two bodies as part of his ongoing dialogue with national associations.
Minister Ramson Jr. said: “We know that this is a court that is used quite often to play basketball, and I think it is a good space for us to be able to use to get more activities on the court. When I discussed this with the Basketball Federation and the Georgetown Basketball Association they also think that this is something we can work on together, and that is why it is important for us to make this joint donation. We have been able to install two posts; we been able to give two 1,000w floodlights.”
The lights apart, Minister Ramson said further collaboration will take place to spruce up the environs of the court, which is surrounded by vegetation.
GABA President Jermaine Slater labelled this development as “excellent”, noting that getting more courts up and running would have a positive impact on the sport.
Slater reckoned that having access to facilities “after work” is a step in the right direction.