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The Culture, Youth and Sports Ministry’s budgetary allocation of some $4.3 billion was on Tuesday approved by the Parliamentary Committee of Supply and will see the further advancement of these sectors in 2023.
A collaborative effort will be taken by Guyana and Canada to preserve the indigenous people’s culture, language and way of life, Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai, M.P., said on Tuesday at the ceremonial unveiling of the indigenous mural, which is titled “We the first people”.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Hon. Charles Ramson Jr. has said Guyana’s culture is its ‘national treasure’ and this year’s budgetary allocation for the sector would be used to preserve and promote a greater appreciation for it countrywide.
The Government has proposed the allocation of $2.7 billion for sport and culture, inclusive of arts, in Budget 2021
Minister of Culture Youth and Sport, Hon. Charles Ramson Jr., says the Ministry is set roll out an aggressive agenda to benefit young people. The Minister said over the past five years, the voice of young people has been neglected due to the lack of youth representation at the highest level.
Some $21.8M has been allocated to upgrade community-based tourist facilities, implement COVID-19 protocols, and equip communities to be better prepared to receive visitors post-pandemic. This was related by Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Hon. Oneidge Walrond during her Budget presentation on Friday