Govt approves $17.3M for Emancipation celebrations

DPI, Guyana, Friday, July 20, 2018

The Ministry of Social Cohesion, with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, has been allocated $17.3Million for the hosting of this year’s Emancipation activities.

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon who made the disclosure today, said the money will be divided among the African organisations registered with the ministry for the hosting of events in the respective villages.

In addition to the traditional celebration in the National Park, Minister Harmon said a special Emancipation event will be hosted at the Union Cultural Complex, Union, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six).

Emancipation is celebrated on August 1 to commemorate the abolition of slavery in 1834.

By: Stacy Carmichael.