PNC launches ‘return to the source’ 63rd anniversary; dedicates Agricola building

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The People’s National Congress (PNC) on Monday marked its 63rd anniversary by dedicating the Ranwell Jordan Congress House in Agricola, East Bank Demerara.

The party was founded on October 5, 1957 by Forbes Burnham as its leader and Joseph Pryag Lachmansingh as chairman, the PNC stated.

The party said the celebration of its anniversary is being held under the theme “return to the source” and its current leader, David Granger, applauded the unsung sacrifices of grassroot members in rural and urban regions who built the party over more than six decades.

PNC members David Granger and Karen Cummings greet each other on Monday (Photo: PNC)

The PNC’s Agricola building was named after Ranwell Jordan, one-time Councillor and Mayor of the City of Georgetown and Chairman of the Agricola PNC group who also had rural roots in the Mahaica-Berbice Region.

According to the party, Granger expressed the hope that, in addition to providing political services, the building will house a cultural centre, a learning centre, a job exchange and a small-enterprise bureau for the children and young people of the constituency.

PNC members at the 63rd Anniversary on Monday (Photo: PNC)

Granger took the opportunity to congratulate newly-elected Chairman of the Demerara-Mahaica Regional Democratic Council Daniel Seeram who was present at the ceremony.

He thanked Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon who was the moving force behind the construction of the Agricola building and Party Treasurer Ronald Bulkan who led the effort to build the Mahdia Congress House in the Potaro-Siparuni Region.

 

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