[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.”