National footballers participate in Georgetown clean-up


Several members of the Golden Jaguars, the country’s senior national Men’s football team, were out in the city streets on Sunday lending a helping hand in the massive clean-up exercise of Georgetown.

The campaign, spearheaded by President Dr. Irfaan Ali, was a collaborative effort of the government and private sector, aimed at restoring the beauty of the ‘Garden City.’

President of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Wayne Forde, in an invited comment told News Room Sport, “I am very proud of the footballers who turned out today [Sunday] to lend a hand to the clean-up exercise. We all have a role to play in the upkeep of over surroundings and I would like to encourage each citizen to take greater responsibility in their attitude toward garbage disposal and their overall respect for the environment.”

Forde added, “The garbage we see littered across our streets, canals, and drainage systems is a reflection of our collective failure to take pride in our surroundings. Let’s trust that this exercise becomes a sustained national movement.”

The President, along with the Prime Minister, Brigadier (Ret’d) Mark Phillips, other members of cabinet, the diplomatic corps, the private sector and the joint services teamed up to kick off a massive clean-up campaign that saw tonnes of garbage being removed from 13 areas across the capital city on Saturday.

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