Guyana Celebrates 49th Anniversary as Republic

Author  Edited from CMC

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Guyana celebrated its 49th anniversary as a republic on Feb. 23 with President David Granger urging “national unity.

Webp.net resizeimage 17“Let us work together to ensure that our country remains secure, our economy is stable and that everyone is safe and could enjoy a good life,” Granger said as he delivered his fourth republic anniversary speech to the country.

Granger said he is confident that Guyanese “are also happy to live in a state that is committed to the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary, freedom of the press and respect for fundamental human rights,” an apparent reference to the ongoing political situation in the country where Granger’s coalition government fell as a result of a vote of no confidence tabled by the main Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) last December.

The government has since appealed a High Court ruling that the motion, which received the support of a government backbencher, is valid and that elections should be held within 90 days of the motion being tabled and passed.

STABLE

“Our Guyana today remains peaceful, stable and orderly,” said Granger, “with a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population that is striving daily to realise the goal of being one, united Guyanese people, as one nation with a common destiny.”

Meanwhile, the United States said it recognizes Guyana’s systems of democracy and governance.

“As your government and the people of Guyana assess the future direction of your country, know that the United States recognizes and honors Guyana’s respect for the principles and integrity of democratic governance and institutions,” President Donald Trump stated in a congratulatory letter to Granger.

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