PNC says committed to Guyana’s development in Republic Day message
See below full Republic Day message issued by the PNC:
The People’s National Congress extends greetings to the Guyanese nation on the occasion of the 51st Anniversary of the Republic. The PNC was empowered by the Guyanese people to bring the nation to Independence in 1966 and to Republican status in 1970. It was honoured to have been returned to office, again, to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of both events in 2016 and 2020. These auspicious celebrations not only evoked emotions of patriotism and pride but, also, of satisfaction with its stewardship to the people while it was in office.
The PNC, this year, as part of A Partnership for National Unity, is not in office. The Party, thoughtfully, had the vision to draft a blueprint for national development by launching the concept plan for the ‘Decade of Development: 2020-2029’ during which Guyanese should expect to enjoy a higher quality of life beyond 2030.
The PNC commits to continuing to work during the coming decade to improve the livelihood of all citizens in all sectors. The Party, most particularly, will work with our Parliamentary group and our political arms and agencies to enhance public health especially during this pandemic, public education, public security, economic growth; energy security; environmental security; regional development; social cohesion; social protection; and the defence of our territorial integrity.
Republican status represented a substantive fulfilment of our people’s aspirations to chart their own destiny by refashioning our economic and social relations, introducing new national institutions, affirming sovereignty and advancing towards the goal of self-reliance.
It is fitting that we recall the transformative changes which have taken place during the Party’s stewardship in and out of office. Our vision for Guyana’s future is bright. The celebration of this 51st anniversary of becoming a Republic is an occasion of national pride. Happy Anniversary!
People’s National Congress
Congress Place, Sophia, Georgetown