For five weeks, residents in East End laboured to transform a community eyesore into an inviting basketball court for residents to enjoy.
Before works began, the basketball court was vastly decrepit with an uneven and broken surface as well as obscured markings. The material supporting the hoop was also badly in need of repair.
Today, residents now have an upgraded court which has been newly-resurfaced and coloured with a fresh touch of paint.
With the paint barely dry, the residents are already beginning to make plans to complete the gazebo and boardwalk in the area.
Commenting on the initiative, Eighth District Representative Marlon Penn said: “This should be – and I hope it will be – the catalyst where the communities become more involved in the … rebuilding of the communities.”
Praises for Frett
Lloyd ‘Akbar’ Frett came under high praise for spearheading the project, which he was able to finance by seeking assistance from a number of individuals and groups, including the business community.
“It is said that community is much more than belonging to something, but it’s doing something together that makes belonging matter,” Penn said on social media site Facebook.
He said politics had begun to creep into the communities and divide its residents. However, the Eighth District representative said he was happy to see the community spirit revived. He said it is this spirit that will help rebuild the territory.
“For once, we are united as a people, the sky is the limit for our success.” Penn further said, because of the undertaking, persons within that area can now socialize and play in a safe place.
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