The eight cricket teams of Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club have joined hands with the Guyana Oil Company (GUYOIL) and the ‘B’ Division of the Guyana Police Force to launch a massive Traffic Education Campaign for the ancient county of Berbice. The teams – Rose Hall Town Farfan and Mendes Under 15, Bakewell Under 17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under 19 and Intermiade, Metro Females and Gizmos and Gadgets Under 21 and First Division teams are undertaking the historic campaign as part of their personal development programme.
Club Secretary/CEO Hilbert Foster noted that the main objectives of the Traffic Education Campaign are to educate youths on road safety, to reduce death on the road, to re-educate drivers on safe driving and to show that sportsmen can spearhead programmes to make a positive difference. The programme would target all drivers in Berbice, every Secondary and Primary School and all users of the public road. The campaign would involve the publication of a 40 pages traffic education booklet, traffic educational poster for every classroom in Berbice and stickers for vehicles promoting the Say No to Drunk driving Message. The historic campaign would also involve the publication of an educational brochure for drivers and the hosting of two separate essay competitions for Primary and Secondary School students. Foster disclosed that the ‘B’ Division of the Guyana Police Force especially Traffic Chief Timothy Williams and Commander Ian Amsterdam would be working closely with the RHTYSC, MS and the cricket teams to ensure the massive programme is a success. The long standing Secretary/CEO who spearheads 300 programmes/activities every year hailed the support that the Club has received from GUYOIL and make a special mention of Chairman Lance Carberry, acting General Manager Reggie Bhagwandin, Marketing Manager Eric Whaul and Demaley Clarke of the Marketing Department for their cooperation in obtaining the $452,000.00 sponsorship deal. Foster expressed full confidence that like every other programme the RHTYSC, MS and its cricket teams has undertaken, the Traffic Campaign would be a success.
GUYOIL Marketing Manager Eric Whaul stated that the state owned company was privileged to be associated with the RHTYSC, MS. GUYOIL, he stated provides most of Guyana’s fuel for vehicles and as such was committed to making the country’s road safer for all its users. The Marketing Manager expressed his company’s confidence in the organising skills of the RHTYSC, MS to make the campaign successful. GUYOIL, he stated fully understands its role as a responsible public entity and would support programmes such as the Traffic Education Campaign as it falls within its mandate. He also congratulated the RHTYSC, MS and its cricket teams for the outstanding work they have been doing towards the development of Guyana.