A number of heritage markers were on Thursday mounted at three historical sites as part of the second phase of the Interpretative Heritage Makers Project, the Government Information Agency (GINA) said.
The markers were mounted at the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (Red House), the Lighthouse and at Parliament Buildings.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport Dr Frank Anthony who witnessed the unveiling at the Parliament Buildings said installing a heritage marker at this location will further inform the public of its importance. He said too many persons walk past the public buildings without any idea of their significance and this is one way of teaching them about the country’s history. “I would like to encourage other cooperate entities to come on board with the project. It’s not costly but in that way we can really accelerate the pace with which we are putting out these markers so that we can identify all these important buildings,” the minister added.
Meanwhile, Speaker of the National Assembly Ralph Ramkarran who assisted with unveiling of the plaque at the Parliament Buildings said he hoped the public is aware of the great role it plays in enhancing national life.
The Speaker said also said the building is “remarkable” and a tourist draw.
According to GINA the signs were sponsored by RK Security and Universal Janitorial Services. The first phase of the project started in August 2008 and since then 10 interpretative markers have been erected countrywide. The second phase of the project started in December and will be completed by the end of this week.