Gov’t plans to leapfrog development

– President says in Republic Day message

President Donald Ramotar said that his government has great plans to leapfrog the development of the country to new heights through an inclusive and democratic framework.

The President, in his Republic Day message to the nation said that in such a framework, the views of all citizens will be respected and their concerns addressed. “I invite all to be a part of this historic process,” he said.

He extended warm greetings to all Guyanese at home and abroad. “This is a very special time for all Guyanese and is marked by great festivities celebrating our national culture,” he said.

He said that this national culture has been weaved from the strands of various ethnic groups which constitute our people.

“Let us celebrate this diversity by being part of the many events that are being held to commemorate this year’s anniversary of our status as a republic,” he said.

“To those visiting Guyana to be part of our grand celebrations, I extend a warm welcome. I extend best wishes to you and hope that you will have a great and enjoyable time in our beautiful country and amongst our friendly and hospitable people. As we celebrate our Republic, let us promote and emphasize the things that unite us as we move closer to our Motto of ‘One People, One Nation, One Destiny’,” he said.

“We have a country to build and our human resources are especially criticfal as we enter this important stage of nation-building, one in which every Guyanese will be expected to participate meaningfully in and share equitably in the benefits,” he said. “Let us work together to build a more resilient, peaceful, democratic, united and prosperous Guyana! Happy Republic Day!”