National Toshaos Conference moved to October

DPI, Guyana, Monday, July 8, 2019

The 2019 National Toshaos Council (NTC) conference has been moved to October. The conference brings together toshaos and other Indigenous village leaders from over 212 hinterland villages across Guyana.

This was announced by the Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock, during a community engagement in St. Cuthbert Mission, Region 4. He urged the village leaders to be prepared to bring pertinent issues to the table to be discussed.

The conference is an important forum that allows village leaders to have engagements with the president and ministers, and officials from various government agencies. It is aimed at consolidating and expanding the national development and transformation processes to cater to the needs of Indigenous people.

The event will be coordinated and hosted by the NTC with support from the government through the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry.

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