1st of August, 2020. Georgetown, Guyana, South America.Last updated: August 1, 2020 at 12:33 pm
Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, the democratically elected president of Guyana in the March 2, 2020 elections, has today, 1st of August, 2020, sent a powerful and heartwarming Emancipation Day Message to all Guyanese.
Emancipation Day Message from Dr. Irfaan Ali
It is with great optimism of a hopeful future that I bring emancipation greetings to every Guyanese, particularly our African brothers and sisters.
Emancipation came with great sacrifices, selflessness, struggle and commitment. The hardship our Ancestors endured for a better life, not only brought freedom but laid the foundation for nation building. The sacrifices they made for freedom, dignity and respect must be honored by all of us through leading lives that demonstrate these values.
As we look to the future, we must embrace each other in the spirit of emancipation which promotes a better, unified, free society in which all cultures, beliefs and views can thrive regardless of ethnicity, social status, economic fortunes or political persuasion.
We will honor the struggle of our Ancestors by committing ourselves to justice, fairness and respect and an abiding intolerance for oppression wherever it exists. Happy Emancipation to all Guyanese particularly our African brothers and sisters.