28th death anniversary of Guyana’s first Executive President Forbes Burnham observed
It was at the wreath laying ceremony to observe the 28th death anniversary of Guyana’s first Executive President Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, that Chairman of the Burnham Foundation, Vincent Alexander spoke of attempts by some to demonize Burnham’s ideas and contributions to Guyana and the rest of the world.
He made specific reference to the Olive Tambo Award to Burnham that was withdrawn. He then made reference to some of Burnham’s contributions and support for the African Liberation Movement. According to Alexander the track record of Burnham speaks for its self dating back to the 1960’s when he was arrested in great Brittan for protesting against Apartheid. He noted that it was Burnham that championed legitimate concerns of the South African people in Caricom, the Non-Aligned movement and the United Nations.
He said President Burnham’s contributions to the people of Southern Africa cannot be questioned.
Burnham was one of the founding members of Caricom, he had a vision for free education from Nursery to University and one of his ideals was to, feed, house and clothe the nation.
This morning scores of persons gathered to commemorate the death anniversary of the founder leader of the People’s National Congress at the Mausoleum, Seven Ponds The Place of Heroes, in the Botanical Gardens.