World Environment Day observed at the Umana Yana – 5th Jun 2013
Our efforts at protecting the environment must not only be limited to cleanup since there are many daily occurrences such as fires and floods that point to climate change and the deterioration of our Environment. Resident Representative of the UNDP in Guyana Khadija Musa made those observations when she addressed a programme to mark World Environment Day. She also noted that Governments are challenged daily to strike a balance with protection of the Environment and furthering their development.
She said that the local Governance system must be in place to support efforts to keep the Environment safe.
President Donald Ramotar paid attention to the significance of the event which is in its 40th worldwide observance. He said individuals must start the process to protect the Environment.
The United States Ambassador to Guyana, Dr. Brendt Hardt made remarks and used the opportunity to once again plug the need for local Government Elections in Guyana. He referred to Minister Persaud’s recent comments at another forum that the state of the city of Georgetown is linked to serious Governance issues.
Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Robert Persaud outlined several efforts underway by his Ministry to ensure that citizens can live in an environment that is safe and sustainable.