Guyana’s Head of State President David Granger will, this afternoon, be addressing the 11th Parliament during the convening of the second sitting since the start of 2016.
This will be the third time since his election to office in May 2015 that President Granger will be addressing Parliament. Amid speculation about his speech, President Granger told reporters on Wednesday that his address was “forward looking” and will touch on the current structure of his Government and how the Ministries are working to accomplish what he calls the second part of Guyana’s independence.
“In 1966, we had what I call political independence. In 2016, we now aim at greater economic independence. So the thrust of my remarks will be largely economic,” he revealed.
President Granger added that he would also be outlining plans that his 27-member Cabinet would be embarking on to ensure that Guyana attained “economic independence”.
Guyana will be celebrating its 50th Independence Anniversary in May this year and the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition has already indicated its intentions to make the milestone a huge affair with much pomp and ceremony.