The Ministry of Natural Resources will today launch its Mash Band and on Sunday it held a Fitness Walk to get its staff ready for the festivities.
The walk was held amid overcast conditions and some showers.
Staff of the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, the Guyana Forestry Commission, the Guyana Gold Board, Students of the Guyana School of Agriculture and representatives of the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport braved the weather to attend the event.
Spurred on by lively steelband music by the National Steel Orchestra, the fitness walkers; flags of Guyana in hand, headed east on Brickdam and walked briskly until they arrived at the Square of the Revolution. The Parade was headed by Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Hon. Simona Broomes, M.P. She noted that the Ministry of Natural Resources is ‘in it to win it’ and called upon the staff of the Ministry and its agencies to display the colours of the flag on their respective buildings and vehicles, and to play national and patriotic songs.
Minister Broomes also urged participants to come together to celebrate unity as Guyanese for Mashramani 2017. The uniqueness of the Ministry with its three diverse agencies and its countless avenues for contributing to the development of Guyana’s Green economy trajectory makes it a prime example of the power of this year’s Mashramani theme. Participants left the event “pumped up” for Mash 2017, a GINA release stated. The Ministry of Natural Resources will be carrying forward the positive energy from last Sunday to the launch of its Mash Band today at 1.30 pm at the Guyana Forestry Commission, Kingston, Georgetown.