Use knowledge, expertise for nation’s progress – Benn to 34 new citizens

The Government of Guyana on Monday granted 34 persons citizenship during a Certificate-Issuing Ceremony conducted by the Home Affairs Ministry and Immigration Support Services department.
According to a recent social media post by the Home Affairs Ministry the certification ceremony, which was held in the ministry’s board room saw the official welcoming of 34 new citizens from various countries, who have gained Guyanese citizenship through registration and naturalisation.

Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn along with immigration officials and the persons who were granted Guyanese citizenship

In brief remarks the Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn expressed his excitement in welcoming the new citizens to Guyana, highlighting the nation’s positive growth and development prospects.
“Guyana is indeed a multiracial, multi-ethnic country. We have six different races, various mixtures, and Indigenous communities that retain much of their language and culture. Welcoming new citizens allows us to deepen our multicultural experience and broaden our collective understanding as a people,” the minister noted.
He also emphasised the importance of migration to Guyana’s development, stating, “Guyana does not have the population size to develop as rapidly as we desire. Our immigration policy, operationalised by our services, ensures a thorough process for granting citizenship. We are thrilled to welcome you, especially now as our President, H.E Mohamed Irfaan Ali, and the Government advocate for ‘One Guyana,’ aiming to enhance our diversity.”
He further encouraged the new citizens to contribute to the country’s growth by sharing their knowledge, expertise, and resources to the nation’s progress. “We are in need of skilled individuals, and there is much to learn from other countries. Your decision to join us at this critical point in our development is greatly appreciated,” Benn added.
The ceremony was also attended by Permanent Secretary Andre Ally, Head of Immigration Support Services, Michelle Davis, and Jessica Bacchus from the citizenship section.