State Minister Joseph Harmon has once again sounded a call for Guyanese in the diaspora to return home to play a major part in the development of the country.
He was at the time delivering the feature address to a large gathering on Saturday at the Signature Grand in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during Guyana’s 50th Independence Gala.
In talking up the pomp and ceremony expected for the mega celebrations, Harmon urged those in the diaspora to return home to take part in the festivities and contribute to the country’s development under the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) rule.
According to a statement from his office, the Independence Gala was hosted by the South Florida Guyanese Association Inc in collaboration with Joy Agness Events & Guyana Sports Development Association Inc where a number of prominent Guyanese who have made significant contributions to development of the country were honoured, including Fashion Designer Sonia Noel, Captain Gerald Gouveia, and Larry London.
Meanwhile, President and CEO of Joy Agness Events Joy Agness said she is excited to be a part of Guyana’s celebrations.
She pointed out that, “A Golden Jubilee is a momentous occasion. I am filled with immense pride to see the intense enthusiasm of Guyanese in the diaspora in celebrating our 50th Independence, not only in Florida but the entire USA and Canada…”
Minister Harmon says he was extremely impressed by the work of the organisers as he recognised that Guyana is still very close to their hearts.