COURTS (Guyana), yesterday, handed over a cheque for $300,000 to the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA), in support of Emancipation Day celebrations on August 1 in the National Park.
The presentation was done at COURTS, Main Street, Georgetown, during a cultural day at the store.
Executive member, Mr. Eric Phillips received the donation on behalf of ACDA and delivered an emancipation message to customers and persons gathered at the business place for the cultural programme.
In his remarks, he noted that this year is a very significant and important one for Africans in Guyana, referring to the 1763 Uprising.
He pointed out that Africans in Guyana have a rich history and culture and should share them with everyone they encounter.
Phillips thanked COURTS for its continuous support, acknowledging that it was the first company to start such a tradition and others have followed ever since.
COURTS Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Kester Abrams said it is always a joy to support culture in Guyana and pledged that the company will continue to develop and showcase its rich form in any way it can.
Customers present were treated to live drumming, poetry recitation, dances and skits, fashion displays and in-store African food sampling as they shopped.
There was also a competition among the COURTS staff in African clothing and the best dressed male and female staffers were awarded prizes.
The store reflected memories of Emancipation with the decor and atmosphere.