Guyana: The President of Guyana – Dr Irfaan Ali, with the other Cabinet members, held a meet with the Black Entrepreneurs Association (BEA) delegation from the United States of America at the Office of the President on 3 August 2021.
While addressing the delegation, the President cited that the Guyanese Government has implemented various programmes that seek to enhance the people’s living conditions by creating opportunities for every segment of the Guyanese population to advance and achieve their goals and aspirations.
He further noted that his Government has also brought up programmes to assure that the weak sections of society are not left out in the nation’s development plan.
He said that his administration had been “aggressively” building on its promises over the last year after a prolonged struggle for democracy following the March 2020 Elections.
Following the statement, President Ali added, “I would like to thank the US government, and I know many of you would have played a part in assuring that we remained on a democratic pathway so that the rule of law & democracy won at the end of the day. It was a struggle that all Guyanese has embraced; it was a struggle that the Diaspora supported.”
The BEA delegations that attended the meet were – Senator of (Georgia State District 33) Dr Michael Rhett, State Representative (Alabama State) Laura Hall, State Representative (South Carolina) John King, State Representative (South Carolina) Annie McDaniel.
Besides this, the former Democratic member of the Georgia House of representatives Dee Dawkins Haigler, Human Rights Activist Dr Richard Freeman, Human Rights Activist Marcus Coleman, Keith Grandberry, Keyford Langley, Quinetha Fraiser, Letron Pryce, Stacey Mollison & Melissa Varswyk.
The Head of the State further assured the citizens of Guyana that their Government is working intending to craft and execute policies that would benefit the generation.
The BEA officials also looked out how it can contribute to the functioning of the ‘One Guyana Commission’ by lending their professional expertise from their ‘talent pool’ in addressing the priority areas & realising projects and programmes.
Additionally, the representatives also appreciated the Head of State for his Emancipation Day message.