Pres Ali, Govt are focused on the people’s welfare

Dear Editor,
When will the PNC put aside petty politics, shake hands as Guyanese, and put the people’s interest in front of personal biasness by serving their constituencies wholeheartedly?
In an interview with the Financial Times, Kofi Annan, the famous Ghanaian UN Secretary-General, summarized his vision in the following manner at the 2000 United Nations Millennium Summit: “I have made clear that the UN should put the human being at the centre of everything it does, and, indeed, the whole discussion – whether it is on issues of human right, issues of lifting people out of poverty, the issue of development – all focuses and centres on the people.”
President Irfaan Ali and the PPP/C Government have risen, accepted, and progressively executed that core challenge since coming into office in August 2020, and have transformed the lives of the Guyanese people in such a short time. They have successfully, soberly, impartially and symmetrically financed the rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Soesdyke-Linden highway, which will enhance the lives of all its users and the smooth movement of people and merchandise.
In President Ali’s last Labour Day speech, H.E. emphasized that, “A better quality of life depends on the holistic development of one’s self, family and community…the holistic standard of living that one is able to achieve in a society and a community.”
Who knows it better than this distinguished gentleman from the rural area? As a tertiary resident from humble ancestors, he grew up in the village of Leonora from the grassroots of a PPP/C Party that was constrained in the political abyss for 28 years due to the corroboration of colonialists, capitalists and corruptive conduct, controlling the selection and not election of power imbalance as Government administrators?
Choosing Linden to celebrate Guyana’s 58th Independence anniversary was a sign of inclusiveness, and not selectiveness.
President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali has shunned the pessimistic soothsayers and naysayers who blasphemed his inauguration in 2020; has risen to be the leader of the fastest growing nation with the highest GDP per capita; and is a welcoming figure in the international community, accepted at any forum. He has entrenched his popularity and simplicity in his perpetual “meet the people tour” by regularly visiting all Guyanese without any form of discrimination in almost all of the communities in the nearby and outlying 10 regions in Guyana, and also Guyana’s 11th region, the Diaspora residing overseas, who have overwhelmingly embraced him as a president by the people and for the people.
Dr. Ali had said before that he has no fear of travelling anywhere in Guyana. The sod was turned for construction of a new Wismar bridge.
Under President Ali’s astute and influential leadership, Guyana has been in the limelight for several accomplished accolades, and has catapulted to various distinguished international leadership roles. With the recent election of the Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony, as the First Vice President for World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO), Guyana has again soared its forefront way on the world map as a leading country, well respected in the field of health and medical treatment.
Dr. Leslie Ramsammy proudly boasted that Guyana has “become the leading kidney transplant country in Caricom, and in 2024 we are expanding the programme and making it a center of excellence.”
Guyana currently chairs Caricom, and is an elected member of the United Nations Security Council for a two-year period. The Linden Complex Hospital is being upgrade to a Level 4 contingent.
In India’s President H.E. Droupadi Murmu’s warm 58th Independence Anniversary message to Guyana, she has underlined the tranquil blissfulness and productive achievements enjoyed by Guyanese and creatively forged by President Ali and the PPP/C Government: “I take this opportunity to convey my best wishes for your good health and well-being, as well as for the continued peace, progress, and prosperity of the friendly people of Guyana.”
India is one of the leading countries offering educational institutions for the GOAL scholarships, and has further pledged to invest US$1.2 million in start-up businesses for the GOAL scholars. China donated some US$100,000 in flood response equipment to the CDC. China is also engaged in financing many projects undertaken by the Government. The Confucius Institute has strengthened the bond between China and Guyana with the introduction of a Mandarin programme.
The Linden-Mabura Road will boost Guyana’s economy, and the project has employed over 350 Lindeners.
Guyana is in the eyes of the international market for tourism. Over 700,000 visitors came to Guyana last year, in comparison to some 500,000 in 2015. Foreign Secretary Robert Persaud has emphasized that Guyana is a global destination for investment. With the lucrative oil and gas industry gaining much traction with its production and reserve, President Ali and the PPP/C Government are attracting worldwide bankers and investors who want to conduct business in Guyana, not mindful or fearful of its geopolitical location.
Guyana’s internal and external safety and security are guaranteed by multiple regional and international governments who have pledged their willingness to assist and defend the preservation of Guyana’s sovereignty.
Linden’s socioeconomic development is being boosted with the Government investing some $1.8 billion in constructing 84 roads in the township.
Dr. Irfaan Ali and the PPP/C Government have undertaken in their election manifesto to diligently serve all the people of Guyana, and to upgrade their standard of living. Latoya Todd, a young mother and resident of the Independence Boulevard, summed it up beautifully when she said: “The place is so nice that my kids can now come out every afternoon and enjoy the transformed atmosphere. So, they are safe, and have fun when they come out. I don’t have to worry about anything, because the place is fixed now, where people can be able to watch over them.”
President Ali is certainly people and family-oriented.

Jai Lall