Special housing programme for military officers – President Ali
President Dr Irfaan Ali has announced that his Administration will embark on a special programme in early 2021 to provide adequate housing for members of the military.
The Commander in Chief made this disclosure on Friday during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Veterans’ Monument, on the front lawns of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Base Camp Ayanganna.
He expressed that it is imperative for veterans and serving members of the military to be adequately rewarded for their contribution to the defence and development of the country.
Dr Ali also said that his Government acknowledges the diverse talent in the Guyana Defence Force and will utilise the skills in national development.
Meanwhile, President Ali was also installed as patron of the Guyana Veterans Legion. He made a donation of $1.5 million to the organisation on behalf of the Government.
Also present at the event were Prime Minister Brigadier (ret’d) Mark Phillips, Chief of Staff of the GDF, Brigadier Godfrey Bess and National Security Advisor Captain Gerry Gouveia.