According to President Dr. Irfaan Ali, Guyanese living abroad are coming back to enjoy the wealth of new prospects that his government is offering. In a recent speech to the Protocolary Meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C., Dr. Ali noted how remarkable Guyana’s economic transformation had been considering that it had previously been one of the world’s three poorest countries.
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government, according to the President, must make sure that all Guyanese reap the advantages of the oil and gas industry given its fantastic expansion.
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He said that his government had established several initiatives targeted at improving the lives of the most disadvantaged people and had improved the education and health fields to attain that goal.
President Ali said that the economic hardships drove many Guyanese to seek asylum in other nations, particularly in the United States and Canada, as he reflected on the gloomy days that permeated every part of Guyana.
Dr. Ali claimed that as we advance to greater possibilities and prospects, the scenario is changing as Guyanese people return to their homes.
According to the Head of State, many Guyanese are coming back home to benefit from the strong focus on economic and social development. In the first half of 2023, Guyana’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is expected to grow by a remarkable 59.5%, while the non-oil economy is projected to expand by 12.3%. This is due to the significant economic growth happening in both the oil and non-oil sectors of the country.
The President stated at a news conference: “We are not a country pursuing a future of oil and gas. We are a country pursuing a balanced, holistic [and] diversified portfolio that will see sustainability and resilience of our economy, our country and our people.”
According to the President, sectors that had been allowed to wither under the previous coalition administration have been resurrected and rekindled and are now making significant contributions to the growth of Guyana’s economy.
The Head of State, who just concluded a three-day visit to Canada, spoke at a Guyana/Canada Diaspora event at La Primavera Banquet Hall in Ontario, where he repeated his goal of creating “One Guyana” and praised the expanding economy of the nation.
“Under the umbrella of ‘One Guyana’, we as a people, see, feel and experience prosperity together! It will and must be achieved!
The Head of state noted, “There is no stumbling block; there is no barrier, there are no challenges that I am afraid to confront, remove or dismantle to ensure that we as a people unify ourselves under the umbrella of ‘One Guyana’ for the development of Guyana.”