$17.3M approved for Emancipation Day celebrations in Guyana


The Government will be spending some $17.3M on this year’s Emancipation Day –August 1- celebrations which has been split into two sets of events.

This is according to Minister of State, Joseph Harmon who made the announcement earlier today (Friday), at the Post-Cabinet press briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency.

“The active African Groups registered with the Ministry are also engaged and being assisted with plans for programs in the respective communities to celebrate Emancipation Day…Government has approved $17.3M dollars to be divided among the various African groups across the country,” he explained.

According to the Minister, one of the two sets of events will be hosted as per normal at the National Park. However, the “special one” will take place in Region 6 at the Union Cultural Complex located at Union Village, Corentyne. “This is going to be a major cultural activity for the Emancipation celebrations,” he said.

The events are being organised by the Ministry of Social Cohesion, Culture, Youth and Sports in collaboration with the various African groups in Guyana.


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