Georgetown municipality undergoing facelift for Ghana Presidential visit

Kwame Nkrumah’s bust at the Non-Aligned Monument.

Sprucing up of Georgetown, including round-the-clock rehabilitation works at the Non-Aligned Monument, continued Thursday in preparation for next week’s State visit by Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The West African leader is scheduled to be in Guyana from June 11 to 12 for wide-ranging discussions on areas of possible mutual cooperation including the energy sector.

Housing Minister, Annette Ferguson and City Mayor, Pandit Ubraj Narine confirmed Thursday that President Akufo-Addo is due to lay a wreath at the Non-Aligned Monument, Company Path, Georgetown. “His Excellency, the President of Ghana will be paying a visit here and the city must be in order so we are busy cleaning up various locations in the City which I think is overdue,” he told Demerara Waves Online News.   

The Mayor said City Hall was collaborating “as a team” with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and the Ministry of Communities to rehabilitate and elevate the pathway at the Non-Aligned Monument, painting the monument, trimming the trees, desilting drains and erecting flagpoles.

Among the founding fathers of the now dormant Non-Aligned Monument was Ghana’s then President, Kwame Nkrumah, whose bust is among those at the edifice.

Rehabilitation works underway at the Non-Aligned Monument.

Junior Minister of Communities, Annette Ferguson, City Mayor Ubraj Naraine and other government officials

Ferguson and Narine, accompanied by several city and central government officials, also paid a visit to Carmichael and Middle Streets to examine the type of works that are needed there. “The monument out there represents Ghana, along with Guyana, and also representatives from India, they would have had freedom fighters representing their various countries so that’s the significance of that monument out there,” Ferguson told Demerara Waves Online News.

On Main Street, municipal workers were seen whitewashing tree trunks, concrete benches and pillars. The grass along Main Street avenue was well manicured and the otherwise rough patches of road in the vicinity of the Bank of Guyana and the National Library were asphalted.

At Mandela Avenue and the East Bank Demerara Road, public infrastructure workers were seen replacing months’ old damaged barriers at the head of the junction.

Flag of Ghana

GHANA – Wikipedia

Ghana (/ˈɡɑːnə/ (About this soundlisten)), officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language.[11]

The first permanent state in the territory of present-day Ghana dates back to the 11th century. Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti.[12] Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, with the British ultimately establishing control of the coast by the late 19th century. Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana’s current borders were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast. It became independent of the United Kingdom on 6 March 1957.[13][14][15]

Ghana’s population of approximately 30 million[16] spans a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups.

READ MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana

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  • bernard n. singh  On June 9, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    MAKE IT CLEAN FOR OUTSIDERS BUT NOT FOR YOURSELF.

    • Kman  On June 11, 2019 at 3:52 pm

      You said it! Guyanese, not all, but many like to show off.

  • Zenith  On June 9, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Ghana and Guyana are both the same …. Dumps and starving people and young girls going with octogenarian men from UK and USA so they can pay their bills and feed their kids

  • Guyanamavis  On June 9, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Guyana clean up country for frigging backward African man.. honestly is this some sort of sick joke???

  • Zenith  On June 9, 2019 at 5:29 pm

    I’m surprised they didn’t clean it for the white man. What are they doing with the beggers and the old folks? Sticking them in prison or gassing them?

  • Zenith  On June 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    What are they doing with old people and beggers? Gassing them?

  • wally n  On June 9, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    WOW WOW and WOW Blackman is bad……Whiteman is bad OK where are we going with this????

  • guyaneseonline  On June 9, 2019 at 10:40 pm

    GHANA — From Wikipedia

    Ghana (/ˈɡɑːnə/ (About this soundlisten)), officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa. Spanning a land mass of 238,535 km2 (92,099 sq mi), Ghana is bordered by the Ivory Coast in the west, Burkina Faso in the north, Togo in the east and the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean in the south. Ghana means “Warrior King” in the Soninke language.[11]

    The first permanent state in the territory of present-day Ghana dates back to the 11th century. Numerous kingdoms and empires emerged over the centuries, of which the most powerful was the Kingdom of Ashanti.[12] Beginning in the 15th century, numerous European powers contested the area for trading rights, with the British ultimately establishing control of the coast by the late 19th century. Following over a century of native resistance, Ghana’s current borders were established by the 1900s as the British Gold Coast. It became independent of the United Kingdom on 6 March 1957.[13][14][15]

    Ghana’s population of approximately 30 million[16] spans a variety of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups.[6] According to the 2010 census, 71.2% of the population was Christian, 17.6% was Muslim, and 5.2% practised traditional faiths.[17] Its diverse geography and ecology ranges from coastal savannahs to tropical rain forests.

    READ MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghana

    • Guyanamavis  On June 10, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      Who are you trying to educate ? Put the dogs in arm house and role out the red carpet . Yay!!!!

  • Carl  On June 10, 2019 at 10:30 pm

    All of the above comments are negative.
    Why?
    Simple… because there is little patience in reading the article and trying to see some sense and purpose in what the new mayor is doing.
    Why not give him praises for his attitude and approach?
    If such clean up works are being done for important visitors, all too soon the city will look brand new, then the maintenance problem arises,
    So bring in more important visitors!!
    Simple eh?
    Alyuh try to be a bit positive.
    Is a new mayor and he got nuff nuff spounce.

  • wally n  On June 11, 2019 at 10:04 am

    BINGO?

    • Guyanamavis  On June 11, 2019 at 1:52 pm

      Be positive ! Ha ha ha the bills are so.high and the wages are low . Corruption everywhere and people dying from malnutrition and disease . Quack Doc tor from Cuba or should I say less . Guyana rich with their ignorant communist ways .

      • Ecowerrie  On June 11, 2019 at 4:27 pm

        Too true . Big ass! Most uneducated!

  • Ecowerrie  On June 11, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Too true . Big ass! Most uneducated! I don’t understand why the Guyanese can’t clean up their own back yard but it takes someone from even backward country to come for them to clean. Africa is a just one big cess pit with aids, prostitution, neglected children begging, no proper pension , child soldiers and slavery

    • Trevor  On June 11, 2019 at 6:13 pm

      Why is Exxon-Mobil and Canadian, American and European mineral companies in Africa then, if it’s such a terrible place?

  • Maureen wendsin  On June 12, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Honestly why are there less people living in Guyana and plenty living illegal abroad? Guyana is one backward useless country! And Africa is no better

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