$4.3B approved for Culture, Youth and Sports Ministry
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Charles Ramson Jr
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Charles Ramson Jr

– Accreditation of creative arts institute, hosting of literary arts festival on the cards

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.

Subject Minister, Charles Ramson Jr., noted that, from the allotment, some $200 million cater to the upcoming Mashramani float parade and a series of sub-events, including flag raising ceremony, Calypso, Chutney and Soca monarch competitions, steel band panorama, and folk evening.

The minister disclosed that the Guyana talent search, religious events, and other activities related to Cricket Carnival and the One Guyana festival are also catered for in the allocation.

This year’s budget allocation will see funds expended for the Institute of Creative Arts accreditation.

The Literary Arts Festival, which aims to bring all the works associated with the Guyana Prize for Literature to life, through a number of sub-events, such as poetry slam, storytelling, symposiums and others, is also catered for.

There will also be a drama component, which will see three to four plays being supported by the government. The first one will commence during the Literary Arts Festival and the second during the Independence Day celebration.

The Regatta, which will be hosted at Blue Lake, Linden, Region Ten, as well as steel pan on the beach, are also on the cards. (DPI)


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