The government and the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly-Guyana (IDPADA-G) may be at odds once again as Vice President Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo has announced that the body will not receive any subvention in 2023.
According to the Vice President, the subvention will be disbursed to other agencies to develop People of African Descent.
This revelation has sparked concerns among members of the IDPADA-G, who feel that the government is not fully committed to addressing the issues faced by people of African descent in the country. The body has been critical of the government in the past, accusing it of not addressing issues such as discrimination and marginalization.
The IDPADA-G was established in 2015 as part of the International Decade for People of African Descent. The body was tasked with working with the government and other stakeholders to address the issues faced by people of African descent in Guyana.
It is unclear at this time what specific agencies the subvention will be disbursed to or how much will be allocated. Shemar Alleyne has the details in this report.