Ali says acting on recommendation to name national facilities after former Presidents


As President Dr. Irfaan Ali continues to push his ‘One Guyana’ vision, he said active consideration, on his part, is being given to finding ways to recognise all former presidents of the country.

Addressing stakeholders in the tourism sector at a dinner organised by the Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) on Saturday night, Dr. Ali revealed that he has received an interesting letter from veteran broadcaster, Ron Robinson.

The letter, in part, requests of Dr. Ali to ensure facilities are named after former Heads of State.

“I got your letter and I’m acting on it,” Dr. Ali said.

He is expected to make a full announcement on his decision and the way forward at a later date.

The former Presidents of Guyana are Arthur Chung, Forbes Burnham, Desmond Hoyte, Cheddi Jagan, Sam Hinds, Janet Jagan, Bharrat Jagdeo, Donald Ramotar and David Granger.

And while four of those former Presidents are still alive, many believe not much was done to honour them.

Guyana has a conference centre named after Arthur Chung, an airport after Cheddi Jagan, streets and other recreational facilities after Forbes Burnham and Desmond Hoyte.

But as Ron articulates, more can be done and Dr. Ali has committed to doing just that.

  1. Xhrp2wkb1 says

    two were never elected. isn’t it a crime to rig elections? are we rewarding crime?

  2. Patricia Pierre says

    My heartfelt congratulations go out to you President Irfaan Ali for taking such an initiative. It is a very good one.

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