PM challenges Linden to become Guyana's leading town
By Joe Chapman
May 4, 2004
PRIME Minister Sam Hinds has advised Lindeners to "maintain cheerfulness in the face of all that is happening" and to keep applying themselves steadily and with a disposition to learn from each day's experiences.
The Prime Minister spoke at the ceremony Saturday officially opening Linden Town Day. The ceremony, which took place in the compound of the Mayor and Town Council for the first time since it was first held in 1994, also commemorated Linden's 34th year as a town.
Prime Minister Hinds told a large audience, which included Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) Chairman Mortimer Mingo, Interim Management Committee Chairman Orrin Gordon, and guest speaker, Chief Magistrate Juliet Holder-Allen, that the people of Linden should learn from the past in order "to become as successful as any other people around Guyana or, indeed, around the world."
He challenged Lindeners, including the community's private sector, to take up the mantle to make Linden become a leading town in prosperous Guyana, and assured them of Government's support as facilitator in the growth process.
Linden's anniversary celebration was held under the theme, "Joys of a New Dawn."
The Honourable Prime Minister earlier recalled "very fondly" that he and his family spent the greatest part of their lives in Linden.
He said that unlike the past, when the State controlled the economic life of the country, Government is today leaving business to business people and concentrating on providing the populace with quality education, health services and infrastructure.