Minister of Social Cohesion, Ms. Amna Ally, earlier today, met with representatives of the newly formed group, ‘Indian Vision for National Harmony’, to discuss their objectives and how the Ministry and organisation can collaborate to achieve the vision of national unity and social cohesion.
According to GINA, the members also used the opportunity to invite Minister Ally to their official launch next month, an invitation, she accepted on the spot.
Leader, Mr. Sheik Mustapha in an invited comment, said that the village-based group is from West Coast of Demerara. Mr. Mustapha said that the idea for the group was born after the May 2015 General and Regional elections, when he said that community members witnessed incidents of verbal abuse and discrimination due to the political affiliation, according to GINA.
Mr. Mustapha said that the group has begun planning a series of activities including lectures by prominent persons, to speak to the issue. “We want people to understand division, the causes of division and how the politicians use that division for their own selfish purposes so we are going to focus on that in our lectures,” he said.
Meanwhile, Minister Ally said that she was pleased by the efforts, which have been undertaken by the group and her Ministry looks forward to collaborations.