Grange: Asafa’s statue to be unveiled on Sunday

Soldiers from the Jamaica Defence Force mounting the statue of Asafa Powell at Statue Park, National Stadium.  Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, will unveil the statue in special ceremony on Sunday, 9 February 2020. Soldiers from the Jamaica Defence Force mounting the statue of Asafa Powell at Statue Park, National Stadium. Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, will unveil the statue in special ceremony on Sunday, 9 February 2020. MCGES/Andre Grange

Kingston, 7 February 2020 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says all is set for the unveiling of the statue of Jamaican Olympian Asafa Powell on Sunday, 9 February 2020.

The Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, will unveil the statue in a special ceremony at Statue Park in the National Stadium, beginning at 5:00pm.

Minister Grange has invited the public to attend the ceremony and witness the unveiling of the statue.

Minister Grange said:

“This is the final of four statues that we commissioned as part of the Jamaica 55 Legacy programme to celebrate the achievements of our outstanding athletes. The statues not only highlight Jamaican athletic success but will serve as inspiration for all of us about what is possible when we try. So I invite as many people as possible to join us on Sunday and celebrate with Asafa.”

The renowned Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson was engaged by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport to design statues in honour of Usain Bolt, Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, Veronica Campbell Brown and Asafa Powell.

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