PRESS RELEASE On the brutal slaying of Minister Satyadeow Sawh People's National Congress Reform Congress Place, Sophia, Georgetown, Guyana. Saturday, April 22, 2006




It is with a sense of shock and disbelief that the People's National Congress Reform learnt of the brutal slaying of the Minister of Agriculture (ag), Fisheries, Other Crops & Livestock, Mr. Satyadeow Sawh, his brother, Rajpat Rai, his sister-in-law, Phulmattie Persaud and security guard, and personal injuries to three others at his home in the early hours of Saturday, April 22, 2006. The Party wishes to express its sincere condolences to his grieving wife, family and other relatives, the Government and the People’s Progressive Party.

The People's National Congress Reform unreservedly condemns this dastardly act. The killing of the Minister, in our prevailing circumstances, poses a severe challenge to this nation in political, social and security terms. The situation demands leadership, prudence, patience and responsibility to ensure that the national interest is promoted and protected.

The People's National Congress Reform reiterates its condemnation of violence of all forms and pledges to continue to work with all of the stakeholders within the society, including the Government, to design, craft and implement policies and programmes which can reduce and finally end this scourge, that has already brought grief and major psychological trauma to so many families and great harm to the economy.

The People's National Congress Reform is deeply concerned about the likely impact of this development on the political and social climate of the nation, because this situation is not conducive to healthy political interaction and the building of a truly democratic polity.

The People's National Congress Reform believes that it is in the national interest that the Guyana Police Force identifies quickly the perpetrators of this dastardly act so that they could be brought to justice.

People's National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia,
Georgetown, Guyana.
Saturday, April 22, 2006