Gov’t’s dismal performance & state of sugar industry to headline Jagdeo’s speech at Babu John
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will tomorrow (Sunday, March 05, 2017), commemorate the 20th anniversary of the death of its founder and Father of the Nation, the late Dr. Cheddi Jagan.
According to the party, since his death in 1997, the life and works of this iconic Guyanese who served as the nation’s 3rd Executive President, has been celebrated annually with thousands flocking the Babu John Crematorium, Corentyne, Berbice.
Chairman of the Commemoration Committee and Executive Secretary of the PPP, Zulfikar Mustapha, said it is important that these events are held given the relevance of Dr. Jagan’s work today for both Guyana and the world at large.
The PPP will not relent from its responsibility in representing Guyanese and to free them from oppression that the current government in foisting upon the nation, Mustapha assured.
“Dr. Jagan led the struggle and it will continue by our Party until Guyanese and Guyana can return to progress. They are some who are bent on distorting our history in a calculated effort to diminish the outstanding contributions made by this Guyanese hero but his work will live on and its relevance will remain firm in the hearts and minds of our people”, he added.
General Secretary and Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo will deliver the feature address on Sunday and many are anticipating his presentation. It is expected that the government’s dismal performance and their ongoing efforts to close more sugar estates would be priorities in his speech.
Presentations will also be made by representatives of the Women’s Progressive Organization (WPO) and the Progressive Youth Organization (PYO) among others. A few cultural items are also slated. The event commences at 3:00 pm.
Dr. Jagan was born on March 22, 1918 and died on March 06, 1997. Over the years, the month of March has been set aside to remember and reflect on the invaluable contributions he made to the development of Guyana and Guyanese.