Georgetown, Guyana – (August 17, 2016) President David Granger’s Buses, Boats, Bicycles, Books and Breakfast (Five Bs) initiative, today, received another boost from the private sector when a bus was donated to the programme. The 30 seater Bus, which was donated by the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Ltd. (GBTI) was received by Minister of Social Cohesion, Ms. Amna Ally on behalf of President Granger at the bank’s Headquarters in High and Young Streets Kingston, Georgetown in the presence of the Chairman and directors of the Bank.
Mr. Robin Stoby, Chairman of GBTI he said that the bank has always supported this and similar programmes that are intended to nurture the younger generation. “Education is something which GBTI finds very important in the forward advancement of our society. We are committed to assist in whatever way we can in those institutions that require the kind of assistance that we can offer. We are happy to have made this gesture and we’re grateful for the way it is being accepted,” he said.
(L-R) Mr. John Tracey the Chief Executive Officer of GBTI, Minister of Social Cohesion, Hon. Amna Ally, Mr. Basil Mahadeo, Director of GBTI, Mr. Robin Stoby, Chairman of GBTI and Mr. Anand Beharry, Director of GBTI and Edward B. Beharry Company, in discussion before the handing over ceremony at the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry, head office in Kingston, Georgetown.
Minister Ally said that the bus is expected to be commissioned for use in in Mabaruma, Barima-Waini (Region One) and it is expected to be commissioned in September. “This is the twelfth bus we are putting on the road. We’ve been distributing boats, we’ve been distributing bicycles and I’m really happy this morning to be the recipient on behalf of President Granger for this bus,” she said.
Insurance coverage for the bus will be provided by the North American Life Insurance Company Limited (Nalico) and North American Fire and General Insurance Company Limited (Nafico). President Granger’s Five Bs programme continues to garner support nationwide from members of the private sector and private citizens who are interested in giving back through the initiative.
Minister Ally happily receives the key from Mr. Robin Stoby, Chairman of GBTI to the “David G” school bus, which was donated to President Granger Five Bs initiative by the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Ltd (GBTI) as the directors look on (L – R) Mr. Suresh Beharry, Director of GBTI and Edward B. Beharry Company, Mr. Anand Beharry Director of GBTI and Edward B. Beharry Company, Mr. Basil Mahadeo, Director of GBTI and Mr. John Tracey the Chief Executive Officer of GBTI.