GINA, GUYANA, Saturday, May 27, 2017
ThevRegion Six, Regional Democratic Council (RDC) observed the country’s 51st Independence Anniversary on Thursday evening under the theme, ‘Unity in diversity, in a Green Economy’.
Those present at the flag raising ceremony included Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, Regional Chairman David Armogan, and Mayor of New Amsterdam, Kirk Wynter among other government officials.
In brief remarks, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman told the residents of Region Six that their ethnicity and culture are the country’s greatest asset, especially through the display of the cultural dances and music that would be considered as a, ‘perfect Guyanese sound’.
“Tonight (Thursday) cultural performances must not only cause us to applaud the dances and stomp our feet at the music played, but they must attain deep within our psyche as we ponder the question: What is Guyana? Who am I as a Guyanese and what is my contribution to building the state that we know as Guyana and how can I work with others in doing so?” Minister Trotman noted.
The Minister highlighted that there will be difficult times in achieving the government’s agenda for a good life for all Guyanese, and that will require difficult and necessary decisions.
Minister Trotman also told the residents that their cooperation with the government officials will help guarantee the development of their community especially with the use of cohesion in thought and action.
It was highlighted that Independence is a display of memories from great leaders such as the late Presidents Cheddi Jagan,and Forbes Burnham who fought for the freedom of the country and its people.
Regional Chairman David Armogan said that there have been many developments within the region that are beneficial to residents, and ecpressed hope that there would be continued developments especially since there is a struggle in regaining the sugar industry’s viability in the region.
The regional chairman noted that provisions must be made in providing employment to those who were involved in the sugar industry.
Region Six joined the other administrative regions in celebrating the country’s independence on Thursday evening.
By: Neola Damon
TAGS 2017GINAGuyanaMinister of Natural Resources Raphael TrotmanRegion SixRegional Chairman David ArmooganRegional Democratic Council (RDC)