Georgetown municipality undergoing facelift for Ghana Presidential visit

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.