|SSA and NCF officials pose with ‘Sam the Sanitation Man’ during the press briefing on SSA’s platinum sponsorship to the NCF.?? From left are: Acting CEO of the NCF, John Clarke; NCF Chairman, Monique Taitt; Operations Manager at the SSA, Michael Nicholls; SSA Deputy Chair, Erskine Simmons; and SSA Acting Manager, Stanton Alleyne. (A. Gaskin/BGIS)|
The Crop Over season received a major boost last Friday when the Sanitation Service Authority (SSA) offered platinum sponsorship to the National Cultural Foundation (NCF).
Speaking at a press briefing which was held at the SSA Headquarters in Wildey,
SSA Deputy Chairman, Erskine Simmons, acknowledged that "our staff work tirelessly to make sure that the [sites] of the activities are cleaned… I think that the SSA must be commended for the efforts they have made in the past," he said, adding that the value of its sponsorship was close to $250,000.
NCF Chairman, Monique Taitt, agreed with the Deputy Chairman and admitted that they "would be lost without the support, be it moral, technical or financial of our loyal sponsors.?? The Sanitation Service Authority is, without a doubt, one of our highly treasured sponsors. This organisation has, over the years, been a faithful and dependable platinum sponsor of our premier National Cultural Festival," she said.??
Ms. Taitt said she hoped Barbadians understood the extent and significance of the service which the SSA provided, and urged that they should not take it for granted SSA Manager, Stanton Alleyne, also made a call for event planners to alert his organisation in advance about events, as this would allow the SSA to better carry out its duties.
??"The Crop Over season officially began Saturday.