A Partnership for National Unity joins all Guyanese at home and in the diaspora in celebrating our 46th Anniversary of National Independence on 26th May.
The general and regional elections of 28th November 2011 ushered in an era of hope for the first time in 20 years. The majority of the Guyanese people – aware of the severe damage that has been wrought on the nation under the People’s Progressive Party Civic administration – can now once again contemplate a brighter future.
The majority of the elected representatives in the National Assembly have started the task of re-asserting the rule of law by the ensuring the independence of the Legislative Branch, of reinforcing parliamentary checks to make the Executive Branch more accountable to the nation and of re-building trust in the integrity of our institutions and the Judiciary.
The observance of our 46th Anniversary of National Independence is a reminder of the work that we all have to do as a mature nation-state, especially to rebuild the education system for future generations. The large number of dropouts from primary and secondary schools, the large number of failures among students presented at the National Grade Six Assessment and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate examinations, the chronic administrative and financial crises at the Cyril Potter College of Education and the University of Guyana and the flight of qualified teachers from their homeland are symptoms of deeper problems which must be corrected if Guyana is to progress.
A Partnership for National Unity renews its pledge to work towards making Guyana a nation in which we can build a truly, inclusionary democracy. We shall continue to create the conditions in which all our people in all regions are allowed to play a meaningful role in order to create an enabling environment for the orderly development of the nation. We shall work towards a future that is culturally enriching, economically self-sustaining and politically co-operative. We shall never rest from working to fulfill our promise of “A Good Life for All Guyanese.”