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Lions Club erects bus shed in Diamond

first_img– Patterson pledges accompanying street lightsthe Diamond-Grove Lions Club recently commissioned the new bus shed that was erected in front of the Diamond-Grove Primary School, in Diamond, East Bank Demerara.In a small ceremony attended by Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and students of the School, the Lions Club’s Committee did the honours.According to the President of the Committee, Eric Benjamin, the decision to have the first bus shed situated at this location was made to guarantee the self-respect of the children, as it serves to provide shelter and security for every student who would use the facility.He said that through the combined resources of the Committee, two sheds adjacent to each other werePublic Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, Members of the Lions Club, teachers and students under the newly-constructed bus sheddesigned, adding that border lines in the form of posts were added as an extra safety guide measure for vehicle operators.Benjamin further highlighted that the Committee planned to have other bus sheds erected in the First and Sixth Avenues area in Diamond.In his congratulatory speech to the members of the Lions Club, Minister Patterson noted that the number of road fatalities has increased annually, with the recorded number for last year being 118.He used the opportunity to emphasise that there was a need for children to be knowledgeable about crossing roads.Patterson also said that there has been a tender placed for the construction of street lights along the carriageway to guarantee proper illumination for the bus sheds and nearby areas.last_img read more

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