Guyana Prez Ali presented scholarships to three GDF soldiers

Guyana President Dr Irfaan Ali presented scholarships to three GDF soldiers to boost education in the force.

Guyana President Dr Irfaan Ali presented scholarships

Georgetown, Guyana: Guyana President Dr Irfaan Ali presented scholarships to three GDF soldiers to boost education in the force.

President Irfaan Ali made good on his commitment to improving the educational opportunities to ranks of the Guyana Defence Force.

Dr Ali presented Corporal Ryan Jordan, Lance Corporal Nikolai Moore and Private Michael Yarde with scholarships, in keeping with a commitment made while visiting soldiers stationed at Kaikan in Region 7 (Cuyuni -Mazaruni) last week.

During that visit, the President had said that three of the ranks stationed in the neighbouring community would help from the University of Guyana scholarships.

“We were in Kaikan, and I asked the soldiers from among themselves to select who they thought was the priority in gaining scholarships…they selected these three officers, and for this I thank them.”

In greeting the GDF ranks today during their annual Christmas Lunch at Base Camp Ayanganna, President Ali said that the scholarship presentation was the tip of the iceberg and that the soldiers will benefit from many other opportunities moving forward.

He pointed to the significance of giving them the power to select their peers which he said will contribute to empowering the unit to make decisions collectively. He stressed too that this approach would help to foster an environment in which ideas could be shared through constructive and strategic discussions.

“We have set aside a certain number of training opportunities… this time it is not top-down, this time the units will select who they think is not only most adequate but who they think should be given the priority. This is the way we are going forward.”

Dr Ali is continuously making god efforts to boost the Guyana Defence Force, recently Dr Ali government also gave a bonus to the GDF officers.

Dr Ali also celebrated Christmas recently with the people of Guyana with a good gesture.

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