Open letter to the President of Guyana

Dear President Ali,
February 8 marked the 100th birth anniversary of Mr Balram Singh Rai. As you might be aware, Mr Rai served the Guyanese people as Minister of Community Development and Education (1959-61), and as Minister of Home Affairs (1961-62) in successive PPP administrations. Mr Rai played a historical role in the 1960 Constitutional Conference in London, where the issue of self-government was discussed.
Yet, almost 60 years after he resigned from his last ministerial position, Mr. Rai remains the only Guyanese Minister who continues to be denied a parliamentary pension. After all these decades, the Government has not offered an explanation for denying Mr. Rai his pension.
We, the undersigned, request your urgent intervention in this matter, to ensure that this historical social injustice is corrected.

Baytoram Ramharack,
Swami Aksharananda,
Clem Seecharran,
Yesu Persaud &
41 others