Protests continue against the location chosen by Government to erect 1823 monument – 12th Feb 2013
Members of the Coalition For the 1823 monument have stepped up their resistance to Government’s plan to erect a monument near the at Kitty, to commemorate the brutal killings of slaves on the then Parade ground, with a picketing exercise at the opening of the Ministry of Culture Workshop at the Umana Yana.
But at the same time, the Government said it’s moving ahead with the proposed site. Some members of the organization are maintaining that they were never consulted on the matter.
Meanwhile, Dr. James Rose who serves as the Director of Culture at the Ministry said, the decision of the final location for the 1823 monument came about after an exhaustive public consultation.
The workshop is part of an exercise that will see Guyana ratifying a 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Culture Heritage.
According to Dr. Rose, the main objective of the National Stakeholders Awareness –Raising Workshop is to let participants have an appreciation for what is considered intangible Culture heritage and how they can preserve them.