‘Heritage fever is coming’ – Min. Allicock

preparation works are moving apace

─ scores will be given an opportunity to market their products

 DPI, Guyana, Monday, August 26, 2019

Preparation for the fast-approaching Indigenous Heritage Month celebrations are moving apace.

This was disclosed by Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Hon. Sydney Allicock, during an interview on the National Communications Network’s ‘INSIGHT’ on the Voice of Guyana (VOG).

Celebrating under the theme: “Maintaining traditional practices while promoting a green economy,” the month-long activities will commence on August 31 and continue on specific days at the Sophia Exhibition Centre.

Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Hon. Sydney Allicock during an interview on the National Communications Network’s ‘INSIGHT’ on Voice of Guyana (VOG).

According to Minister Allicock, the ministry is currently arranging to have comfortable accommodations available for persons who will be featured at the event. He said works on the grounds are also being done briskly to meet the deadline.

The minister is encouraging Guyanese to take the opportunity to participate in this year’s Indigenous Heritage Month since his ministry aims to create a platform where hinterland residents can market their products to Guyana’s population and even overseas visitors.

He added that “we know that Guyana has become the number one eco destination in the world and this event could be an attraction in helping us to maintain that status.”

The month-long celebration will begin on August 31 with an Indigenous Religious Service at the Umana Yana to be followed the next day with the Ceremonial launch of the Heritage Village at Sophia Exhibition Centre. Other scheduled activities include a Food and Craft Exhibition, cultural extravaganza, tours for hinterland students and educational lectures among others

The calendar of events for Indigenous Heritage Month