Finance Minister Winston Jordan has announced that the government has allocated $300 Million to cover all costs associated with the hosting of the various celebrations for Guyana’s 50th Independence anniversary.
Minister Jordan said that the government has been paying close attention to national cohesion and will be pushing that message throughout this 50th year of Independence. He said the administration intends to focus on ensuring the celebration goes well.
The Minister announced that as part of the celebrations, Guyana will see a four day jubilee festival at the national stadium featuring local music and creativity. The celebrations will also focus heavily on promoting tourism and welcoming Guyanese back home.
President David Granger has indicated his commitment to ensuring Guyana reflects on its past 50 years and all of its accomplishments.
There is a National Commemoration Committee which falls under the Ministry of Education. The Minister within the Ministry of Education, Nicolette Henry is heading the 50th Anniversary committee.
The committee has come under severe criticism for not leading the way in informing the public about the planned events.