[www.inewsguyana.com]- Congratulatory remarks continue to pour in for Guyana’s 8th executive President, David Granger, one day after he made history as he was sworn into office in front of thousands of Guyanese, at Public Building, Georgetown.
The British High Commissioner to Guyana, Gregory Quinn in extending congratulations to the President noted that, “I look forward to working with him and his team during the coming years. As we move forward now is the time to look to inclusiveness and reconciliation. As President Granger said in his speech the new government must represent the will of all the people of Guyana. The UK stands ready to assist with this process.”
Meanwhile, the Central Islamic Organization of Guyana (CIOG) also extended its hand to the President in its congratulatory message. The CIOG in a media release noted that it is looking forward to working with the new administration to develop a close relationship that will concert its efforts in the cause of peace, the eradication of poverty, and the achievement of brotherhood for all Guyanese.
“As you embark upon your new and challenging responsibilities, we wish to assure you and your administration of our continued friendship, and our support for all humanitarian causes, the sick, elderly, poor, homeless, disabled, the orphans and all other causes that demand our sympathetic interest to which we subscribe.”
Additionally, the Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) in its remarks to the President noted that for the first time, since 1953, Guyana will be governed by a coalition of parties committed to representing the ethnic diversity of the nation. It has also expressed hopes that the resistance of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to the elections results will quickly dissolve and spare the nation further vexation.
“Hopefully the combination of a Government committed to national unity and a new generation of politically-alert young people will encourage healthy political debate about the future of the society, progressively freeing public life from the suffocating dominance of ethnicity.”
The Guyana Manufacturing & Services Association (GMSA) has also added to the congratulations, noting that they look forward to close collaboration with the Coalition government.
“Today Guyana stands on a springboard and we at the GMSA are ready to promote the evolution of downstream manufacturing and services enterprises which are expected to spring up from the find of commercial quantities of hydrocarbons (oil and gas); from the anticipated construction of a deep water harbour; from the rehabilitation of the Demerara Harbour and Navigational Channel; and from the resurgence of the gold and diamond industry.”