Youths and women encouraged to take up the leadership mantle

DPI, Guyana, Friday, May 25, 2018

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams SC, today, assured youths gathered at the Region Four’s RDC in Triumph, of Government’s commitment to ensuring they are equipped to assume meaningful roles in the country’s development.

AG Williams delivering brief remarks.

In remarks to mark the 52nd. Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence, Minister Williams said, “Our government sees you as our solution for the development of Guyana. We are on the cusp of transformation and you have a government that understands how to deal with people. You have a government in the past that established the national service when there was heavy youth unemployment as now. It gave us skills it gave us discipline.”

AG Williams further encouraged youths to take full advantage of opportunities for training presented through various government-sponsored programmes.

“We have the STEM programmes where you try out your hand at robotics, science and technology. These are the halcyon days for young people and you need to take every opportunity which has been presented to you because we have seen in the past what the education policy had done for the Guyanese youths”, the Minister explained.

Meanwhile, Chairperson of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), Genevieve Allen congratulated the newly elected Toshao of Pakuri, Beverly Klienken and urged other women to step forward and lead.

“I will like to urge all of the women in our region that come local government elections that you rise up, and that you also take your rightful places in leading your communities”, Allen said.

The remarks were delivered earlier today at a Regional Flag raising ceremony at the Triumph offices of the RDC Region Four to observe Guyana’s 52nd Independence anniversary.


By: Kidackie Amsterdam

Images courtesy of Keno George.

Students of Buxton Secondary doing a cultural presentation.

Regional Chairperson: Genevieve Allen.


A section of the attendees.



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