March 5, 2024



Amelia’s Ward Basketball Court to be transformed into multi-purpose recreational facility

The Amelia’s Ward Basketball Court

The Amelia’s Ward Basketball Court located at Toucan Drive Amelia’s Ward, is expected to be upgraded and transformed into a multi-purpose recreational and sports facility which will include a volleyball court.

President Irfaan Ali, during a walkabout in the community on Monday morning, requested that the area be cleaned and the fence be completed so that a volleyball court could be added to the existing basketball facility.

The president then instructed Regional Executive Officer (REO) Dwight John and Minister within the Ministry of Public Works, Deodat Indar, to work out the cost of completing the fence.

What we should do now is just clean up the place, finish off the fencing and so, see if we could get the volleyball court, a hard court complete for the volleyball, and clean up the rest of the area so children also can use the area, make it a children friendly kind of environment,” President Ali said.

The president told residents he was willing to work on other community projects, pointing out that there is a need for recreational facilitates

A heavy demand for recreational facilities, whilst we are completing the synthetic track, whilst we will be working on the Mackenzie Sports Club Gound, whilst we are going to fix the basketball court and so on, in these small communities, we are going to come in, we are going to see where we are going to partner with you and work on projects to support young people and support sports and support development,” he noted.

The Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sport will also be part of the interventions.

Meanwhile President Ali also gave the government’s commitment to complete the synthetic track at Bayroc.