To coincide with the recently completed Mandela to Eccles 4-lane highway, a new monument was also unveiled last evening, 14th of April, 2022 at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, Guyana, South America. The monument was erected at the dead center of the Mandela Avenue round-about – which is also a recently completed project.
President Irfaan Ali says the monument is a replica of an adult size Harpy Eagle. Weighing 3,000 pounds, the structure is 11 feet in height and sports a wingspan of 17 feet.
According to the president, the monument represents the strength of the country. The wings signify the protection of the citizens while the claws are a symbol of the power that will lift the country’s economy to the highest point.
The new monument has drawn both criticism and praise from the Guyanese public with some saying that it looks awesome while others commented that it poorly depicts the actual harpy eagle. So, what do you think about the new monument in Georgetown? Tell us in the comments!