PRESIDENT, Dr Mohammed Irfaan Ali, said at the wreath–laying ceremony at the Cuban Monument in Barbados during the eighth Caribbean–Cuba Summit’s visit on December 6 2022: “We are stronger together, against any threat.”
His recent launch of “Men On Mission” (MOM) ingrained his passion to underscore the “One Guyana” theme, which is destined to cement the togetherness of all Guyanese regardless of class, status, location, race, sex, religion or political, social and cultural affiliations.
Daily, the Head of State has been preaching, teaching and executing the unilateral treatment for unity, equality and fraternity. It is acclaimed that the family that prays and plays together, stays together.
Earlier in the year, President Ali declared a Day of Prayer, which was greeted with tremendous success throughout the length and breadth of Guyana. His Excellency is seen at weddings, receptions, birthday-parties, religious and other social functions, making him one of a kind and creating a precedence which no other President has attempted.
His personal involvement in sports is unparalleled and again, no leader is akin to his fashion at cricket, football, martial arts, dominoes, singing, dancing and many more recreational activities.
His Excellency has visited and continues to visit all the regions in this country and covered all the villages and neighbourhoods, making him the first President to have visited so many local spots and meet with Guyanese from all walks of life. His friendliness is unsurpassable as he greets babies, children, youths, adults and senior citizens.
President Ali’s concern is heart-warming when he reaches out to the citizens of this nation in his walkabouts, spending time to listen patiently to the people’s problems and giving advice while providing immediate solutions or instructing his subordinates to follow up with detailed discussions and resolutions.
Since August 2020, it has been a short, sweet, but no way simple two years and a few months since President Ali was sworn into office after the PPP/C party was legally elected and not selected to govern this country.
This did not happen automatically, but only after a valiant fight by the PPP/C party overwhelmingly and convincingly supported by the local, regional and international communities, did the Granger and the PNC surrender to the law.
It was a tiring, testing and tedious five months when democracy was under threat and the PNC was attempting to rig the March 2020 general and regional elections, holding on to power for five antagonising months, refusing to listen to those who were once their friends and determined to flout the constitution and the laws of the country.
As was the case in 1992, the PPP/C government was again tasked to clean up the mess created and left by the PNC party. Burnham, Hoyte and Granger all drove this country into deficits, doldrums and disasters, much to the distaste of Guyanese. It was always a case of the PPP/C building and the PNC destroying as was seen in the aftermath of the Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo and Donald Ramotar eras, when the ANPU+AFC went on a spending spree that had no ultimate purpose.
President Irfaan Ali, a man for all seasons, is now riding at the helm and his mission is to make each Guyanese proud once again to be admired, adored and accorded their rightful place. Guyanese are no longer ashamed to be Guyanese, no thanks to the PNC party and their damnation.