The land on the Lamaha Corridor that runs between Main and Camp streets will be developed into a safe space where Guyanese can spend time with family. The secure space will see the creation of an art gallery and food court.
The initiative is that of the President, Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali, who visited the region on Saturday as part of the “cleansing operation” and will be undertaken by the Ministry of Public Works.
Public Works Minister, Bishop Juan Edghill, who was also on hand with President Ali, said the government was keen to promote health and well-being as much as other major transformation projects.
“This entire shed is going to be converted into a ‘One Guyana food court and art gallery‘ where people can come and have breakfast, people can come for lunch, buy art. So there is a massive development in terms of beautification, improving aesthetics and creating space for the public to come and interact and socialize,” explained the Minister.
One Guyana should not just be a slogan but also a reality for all Guyanese, Minister Edghill said, adding that the safe space will also be an alcohol-free zone.
“It’s not going to be a place to have a drink where people come and drop off their big boom and sell beers and booze and throw big parties. It is a family-oriented development. Children must be able to go out with their tricycles, the disabled must be able to come with their wheelchairs and get some fresh air, they must be able to park and enter here.
The minister said the green space will be equipped with a walkway, benches, lights and parking for vehicles. Work on the project has already begun and is progressing rapidly. Minister Edghill said that by Sunday January 16 people will start to see the transformation underway.
A similar exercise is underway at Durey Lane, Campbellville, Georgetown. (dpi)