Govt yet to respond to National Trust letter – CEO

first_imgThe Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) has received the letter from the National Trust of Guyana seeking an explanation as to the reason for the colour change at State House, but is yet to respond, according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Trust.State House being repaintedCEO Nirvanie Persaud told Guyana Times that the letter was dispatched to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry and they were awaiting a response to determine the next step.Just last week, the Administration came in for criticism after it bypassed the National Trust and began changing the colour of State House from white to green – the dominant colour of the People’s National Congress and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), both parties that the President leads.On Friday, President David Granger when asked about whether State House was going green, stated “Guyana is going green” followed by a chuckle.Since the APNU/Alliance For Change (AFC) coalition came into Government, it has been actively repainting several public buildings using the colour green.The National Trust of Guyana was established following the passage of the National Trust Act, No 7 of 1972. The Act “makes provision for the preservation of monuments, sites, places and objects of historic interest or national importance”.When contacted, a representative of the MotP related that Permanent Secretary Abena Moore only received the letter on Tuesday morning and would be responding very soon.The National Trust’s website states that its main responsibility is the preservation of all monuments in Guyana. Under the National Trust Act, the term ‘monuments’ includes any building, structure, object or other work of man or of nature, whether above or below the surface of the land or the floor of the sea within territorial waters of Guyana and any site, cave or excavation. National monuments are the vested responsibility of the National Trust and are gazetted as such after approval by Parliament.last_img

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