Upgrades soon for Back Circle tarmac – Top Cop


Commissioner of Police (ag), Clifton Hicken has made a commitment to refurbish the tarmac located in Back Circle, East Ruimveldt, South Georgetown.

This will be done in the coming days as the Top Cop seeks to ensure more youths are developed through sport and other positive social activities.

Hicken, along with high-ranking officials from ‘A’ Division, made a visit to the community Thursday afternoon after one of the footballers reached out to him asking for assistance in upgrading the area used by footballers in the community.

After engaging residents and footballers about their vision for the play area, he confirmed that the space will be developed through partnerships with corporate Guyana; work will commence soon.

In a self-help fashion, residents will provide labour while the Top Cop will facilitate all of the material and apparatus needed for the paving of the area free of cost.

Commissioner of Police (ag) Clifton Hicken (far right) interacting with residents and footballers of Back Circle on Thursday afternoon

According to Hicken, the rationale behind such a move is to ensure that the community values the project and ensures it is cared for; solar lights will also be installed.

“I am an advocate for youth development and I always believe that if you have recreational activities, the youths are going to channel their energy constructively and help to develop Guyana”, Hicken commented.

This initiative and others alike stem from the recently-formed Community Relations Department of the Guyana Police Force which aims to partner with all stakeholders and build a stronger relationship.

With the development, the tarmac can host in excess of 40 youths engaged in sport and other activities as the Commissioner challenged the residents to “break the stigma attached to these communities”.

In May, the Back Circle Futsal team won the Magnum Independence Cup after defeating the usual favourites, Sparta Boss in the National Park.

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