Georgetown, Guyana – (March 30, 2017) President David Granger, this evening, attended a simple ceremony to mark the formal handing over of responsibility of the Brazilian Defence, Naval and Army Attaché to Guyana, Colonel Oswaldo Benedito Romao da Silva to Colonel Emerson Deni da Silva. The ceremony was held at the Marriott Hotel.
Brazilian Ambassador Lineu Pupa De Paulo flanked by Colonel Emerson Deni da Silva and Colonel Oswaldo Benedito Romao da Silva, during the official handing over of responsibilities as the Defence, Naval and Army Attache to Guyana
Colonel da Silva began, who his tour of office in March 2015, said that it was an honour to represent his country in the friendly, neighbouring State of Guyana. “I’ve learnt a lot from the Guyanese people and today I am proud to look at myself as a small part of Guyana’s history and understanding the tradition of this wonderful nation will be the biggest legacy for me,” he said.
President David Granger seated in the first row with Ambassador Lineu Pupa De Paulo and Colonel Emerson Deni da Silva and Colonel Oswaldo Benedito Romao da Silva and their spouses
His successor, Colonel Deni da Silva is a well accomplished military officer. He completed the Military Officer’s Basic Course, Infantry Captain Career Course, the Jungle Warfare Training Course, Commander General Staff Course and the Advanced Military Tactics Course. He is also decorated with several military awards from the Brazilian Army including the Silver Military Medal for 20 years of service and the Silver Troop Corp Medal.