A spanking new $2.5 M state-of-the-art basketball court was commissioned in the community of Victory Valley on Tuesday. Commissioning the facility was Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Hugh Todd. He was accompanied by regional officials such as Regional Executive Officer, Dwight John.
The commissioning of the basket-ball court is a fulfillment of a promise made to residents by Minister Todd from Government, during a community engagement back in August 2021. At the time, the residents expressed concern about the urgent need for facility to aid in the advancement of the community’s basketball club: Victory Valley Royals. Victory Valley Royals is one of Linden’s most recognised basketball clubs.
Mr. Anthony Roberts, Community Development Chairman of Victory Valley, who also voiced the need for the facility, said he welcomes the initiative and expressed appreciation to those who played a role in ensuring the project reached fruition. The $2.5 million state-of-the-art basketball court is a collaboration with Aaranco Services and will amplify the skills of young aspiring players. It is anticipated that another $500,000 will be spent to install solar lights within the next two weeks.
Residents also made calls for the rebuilding of the community centre that was destroyed by fire, which aided in providing the youths of the community with life skills.