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President David Granger and First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, this evening, joined Indigenous leaders at a reception following the five-day National Toshaos Council (NTC) Conference. The event was held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre.

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and his wife Mrs. Seeta Nagamootoo, Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Mr. Sydney Allicock and several other Government Ministers were also in attendance.

President David Granger and First Lady Mrs. Sandra Granger mingling with the Toshaos and Village Councillors

In his brief remarks, President Granger he is confident that Indigenous leaders will leave the conference knowing that the Government is committed to working with them to move their communities forward. “We want to see progress. We want to see the removal of inequalities in Guyana, so that you can look forward to the same standard of education and the same standard of healthcare as anywhere else in the country,” he said.

The conference, which commenced on Monday, was held under the theme “Guyana’s First Peoples, Preserving Our Culture and Land for life.”

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