COUNCILLORS of the Anna Regina Interim Management Committee has taken a decision to invite bids from interested companies, groups or individuals to purchase the rights for the Anna Regina Town Day celebrations which is celebrated in August this year. Reports said the matter was raised at the IMC statutory meeting on June 4th and a decision was taken to sell the rights of the Town Day celebrations only for this year after it was hotly discussed by Councillors.
Town Clerk Ms Diana Critchlow said the bids must state the proposed activities and must reach her office by 30 th June.She said this year’s activity is the third since the council began celebrating Town Day. According to the Town Clerk last year’s activity lasted three days and brought thousands of Guyanese together to celebrate the achievement and growth of the Town.
She said although Region 2 does not have a functioning Chambers of Commerce with the business community the Town Day celebrations for the past two years brought several businesses together which participated in activities that helped to make the event successful.
The Town Clerk said last year’s event was very successful and she is confident that Essequibians especially those from overseas are looking forward to Town Day again in August.
The activity last year was held on the tarmac just in front the council’s office and lasted three days. She said children also enjoyed themselves with games and different rides.She said for the first time Essequibians had a time to lime and enjoyed themselves late into the night at last year Town Day celebrations.
(Rajendra Prabhulall in Essequibo)