PRESIDENT Donald Ramotar was given a rousing welcome Wednesday at Supenaam as he arrived by a Guyana Defence Force (GDF) jet boat to the Pomeroon-Supenaam Region for a two-day visit.
As the Army boat approached the farmers’ stelling, a large crowd, including speed boat operators, hire car drivers, farmers and residents, gathered to welcome and meet with the Guyanese Head of State.
President Ramotar was accompanied by Minister within the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr Alli Baksh, and Region 2 Chairman, Mr Parmanand Persaud.
One woman who came from the Supenaam Creek said she was very happy and felt blessed after shaking the President’s hand. The woman, who is a farmer, said she sees the President on television many times but never had an opportunity to meet him personally.
The President, who was on a two-day visit to the Essequibo Coast, started off by addressing a large crowd of residents at Sand Road, Supenaam at a community meeting.
President Ramotar also addressed community meetings at Aurora, Huis’t Diren and Adventure on Wednesday, and based on reports, the meetings attracted large crowds.
The President continued his meetings yesterday at Charity New Housing Scheme, New Road, Better Hope and Dartmouth.
Meanwhile, residents at the meetings on Wednesday pledged their full support to the PPP/C at the upcoming elections. One man declared that the PPP/C must be returned to office to continue developing the country.