IAC says new Gov’t should keep affairs of Indo – Guyanese intact

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Attendees at the Indian Arrival Committee’s Mela recently
Attendees at the Indian Arrival Committee’s Mela recently

[www.inewsguyana.com] –The Indian Arrival Committee (IAC) has congratulated the APNU+AFC coalition as the ‘new government’ following the announcement of the preliminary results for the 2015 General and Regional Elections by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Thursday.

“The IAC would like to take this opportunity to welcome and congratulate the incoming government. Our organization expects that the new administration would manage the affairs of our nation keeping in mind the welfare of all Guyanese. This is the expectation of all and the call becomes even more pertinent given how close the results have turned out.”

The IAC has also stated that it is hopeful that the incoming government would keep the welfare of Indo-Guyanese intact.

“Over the past few days, after it appeared that a new government may emerge, many reports were received indicating that some Indo-Guyanese were intimidated and threatened…in addition, the IAC hopes that Indo-Guyanese would not in any way be made to feel unwelcome and alienated during the tenure of the new government.”

According to the statement, since its establishment the IAC has worked acidulously to foster and develop the Indian culture and the wellbeing of Guyanese of Indian ancestry.

The IAC noted that the issue of security is also of major concern to the organization and has called for it to be the primary focus.

“The IAC understands that there will be some exuberance in these celebrations; however it must not be to the discomfort and inconvenience of others. In this regard, while the IAC feels heartened by comments made by incoming President, Rt. Brig. David Granger, calling for his supporters to be respectful and celebrate within the ambits of the law, there is cause for concern in some quarters.”

It added that like all Guyanese, Indian brothers and sisters have worked tirelessly to make a significant contribution to the development of Guyana.

“The IAC stands ready to work with the new administration to continue its efforts to preserve develop and strengthened the rich and diverse cultural traditions brought to these shores by Indian fore parents one hundred and seventy-seven years ago.”

8 COMMENTS

  1. The IAC is hypocritical. For 23 years it watched the marginalisation of other races but remained silent. It allowed the likes of Jagdeo and Ramotar to spew racist venom at its functions and remained silent. Now it wants to direct the new government. You don’t get that privilege. The government will treat everyone/every group as Guyanese. No special treatment for any one collective.

  2. I’m confused… Which part of the world do you live? What is the PNC GREEN PARTY? Are you trying to provoke?

  3. We don’t need any organization sowing or feeding the seeds of discord by focussing on the needs of any specific ethnic group. Please do not dignify their divisive intervention with more attention. I purposely make no comment on the substance of their claim, and exhort others to do as I do.

  4. Weattha Maddison: Please re-read. The IAC mentioned:
    “It added that like all Guyanese, Indian brothers and sisters have worked tirelessly to make a significant contribution to the development of Guyana.” 🙂 Pay attention to: ‘that like all Guyanese’. Clearly stated in the article 🙂

  5. One People One Nation one Destiny. And so will it be going forward Lets just pray that they all lead with God first and the welfare of all Guyanese second. As we call on all our fellow Guyanese to live with purpose and integrity loving and building one another it is time we stop this racial nonsense and be truly ONE PEOPLE.

  6. A warm Congrats to The PNC GREEN PARTY IN THRIVING FOR THIS DAY… ALSO A WARM CONGRATS TO THE PPP PARTY ALSO FOR UPHOLING THE GUYANESE NATION THUS FAR……HOWEVERMr.Granger THE PEOPLE DO EXPECT YOU TO KEEP THE PROMISE YOU MADE TO THE NATION AND DO GOOD BY “BOTH” NATIONS SIDE AS PROMISED!
    Wish BOTH PARTIES THE BEST YET TO COME WITH GOD’S HELP!

  7. The IAC need to take a good look at the new government there is no separation ,we are all Guyanese , so not only Indo-Guyanese contributed to the development of OUR nation.

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