Bata’s Memorial Cup has been held in past years in commemoration of the late Alois Bata, a landowner and community leader of Buluma village who passed away in 2008.The games were usually held during the Independence anniversary period but because of the Provincial Games to be held this year it was moved to the New Year period.Sponsored by Andrew Bata, a son of the late Alois, at a total cost of K7000, the prizes were allocated as follows: K2000 cash for 1st placing, K800 for 2nd placing and K500 for the 3rd placing.Teams in this competition are as follows;2 teams from Buvussi, 1 each from Kimbe, Dami, Sarakolok, 4 teams from Buluma village and 3 teams from SBLC Buluma.Original Crews beat other teams in the last tournament for the cup but didn’t make it to the finals this year.
Fulfilling its promise to the people of Guyana, the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) has commenced its approximately $745 million electrification project to some sixteen Government-led communities across the country.Central Housing and Planning Authority’s electrical engineer Davendra RamnarineThe CH&PA last week commenced the first phase of the project – planting poles in the communities of Farm and Barnwell on the East Bank of Demerara, and Hope/ Experiment/Baltyrock on the West Coast of Berbice.CH&PA’s Electrical Engineer Davendra Ramnarine on Thursday said most of the materials have arrived in the country. It is hoped that work in both the Farm and Barnwell communities would be completed by the end of this year.Conductors (cables) property, of the Central Housing and Planning Authority, stored at the Laparkan Wharf“So far, our line materials are here; whereas the transformers are stored at Fix It depot and the cables are being stored at the Laparkan bond,” Ramnarine was quoted as saying by the Department of Public Information.The schemes targeted under the CH&PA’s electrification programme are Onderneeming in Region Two; Zeelugt and Lust-en-Rust in Region Three; Hope/Experiment and Baltyrock in Region Five; Kilcoy/Chesney in Region Six; Bartica in Region Seven; and Peters Hall, Farm, Covent Garden, Diamond, Eccles, Barnwell, Paradise and Enmore in Region Four.“Work has commenced in terms of pole planting. That is our first phase, and (the) second phase will be the stringing of the conductors. We expect to start that phase sometime next week, and work will continue with a planned date of achieving some, if not all, of those areas by the end of 2017 December,” he said.Some of the transformers to be used in the electrification project, stored at the Fix It bond, Main Street GeorgetownAccording to Ramnarine, the project is a four-month contract which was signed last week. He is optimistic that all 16 communities would be fully served by the end of March 2018.Back in September of 2016, Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Valerie Adams Patterson-Yearwood, had allocated some $900 million for the electrification project in housing communities for 2017. Altogether, some 38,000 homes are expected to benefit from the service of the Government housing unit.