Georgetown, Guyana – (March 30, 2018) As Guyanese joined Christians across the world in the observance of Good Friday, President David Granger and Ministers of Government, today, took the administration’s kite distribution exercise to Buxton and Lusignan on the East Coast of Demerara and Kuru Kururu and Yarrowkabra on the Soesdyke Highway, bringing smiles to the faces of over 1000 children.
Starting at the Wilson’s Gas Station in Buxton, accompanied by Minister of Social Protection, Ms. Amna Ally, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Mr. Basil Williams and Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings, the President said that the flying of kites at Easter is a unique Guyanese tradition, which brings together not only the Christians and families but people from all walks of life. “You can go all over the Caribbean, Anguilla, Belize and nobody is flying a kite. It is a Guyanese thing. So let us preserve this tradition and let us have fun. So we are here to help you to celebrate a traditional Guyanese Easter,” he said.
Ms. Gladis Browne, a resident of the area, in an invited comment, said that the children from Buxton and its environs always look forward eagerly to the President’s visit every Easter and Christmas, as they know that he always has them at heart. “Since he has been in office, we look forward to seeing him every year and he doesn’t disappoint. So today we are happy that he is here to share kites and make the children happy,” she said.
Over at Lusignan, where over 300 children received kites, the President echoed these sentiments, noting that he makes it his duty to visit the Lusignan/ Good Hope Learning Centre every year to bring joy to the children. “This is where we want to come, to Good Hope and Lusignan and our purpose here is to make sure that you can enjoy your Easter. We are help you enjoy this holiday that all of us as Guyanese celebrate,” President Granger said.
From Lusignan, the President travelled to the Kuru Kururu and the Yarrowkabra Primary Schools, where he shared a similar message. More than 600 children, some as young as one-year-old, were beaming with excitement as they received their kites from President Granger, Minister Ally and Chairperson of Demerara Mahaica (Region Four), Ms. Genevieve Allen.
Ms. Yonette Fortune, a resident of Kuru Kururu, said that she is pleased that the President was able to visit the community. “We welcome you Sir and we thank you for take the time out to be here with us,” she said.
Little Daniel Williams said that he is eager to go out on Easter Sunday to fly his two feet kite, which he received from the President.
The President will take his kite distribution exercise to Corriverton, Rose Hall and Bath Settlement, East Berbice–Corentyne (Region Six) tomorrow.