The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has signaled its intention of participating in this year’s flag raising ceremony which is an annual event to mark the country’s Independence Anniversary celebrations.
Former President and Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, told reporters this afternoon at a media briefing that the PPP will be attending the 50th Independence Anniversary Flag Raising Ceremony as the party considers it to be a very important event in the country.
However, he stated that the party is hoping that on this special occasion, President David Granger will not “miss the opportunity” to publicly speak extensively about the country’s future while he reflects on its past.
Jagdeo also wants the President to speak about the role the PPP’s founder leader and former President, the late Dr. Cheddi Jagan played in the achievement of Guyana’s Independence from Great Britain.
“We have to explore the role that they played in the Independence process and thousands of others followed them and who made ultimate sacrifices,” the Opposition Leader said.
The PPP, which was led by the late Dr Jagan, played a significant role in the fight for Independence during the pre 1966 period. Jagdeo noted that the PPP has also planned a few events to observe the historic occasion.