Citizens called on to observe Nelson Mandela Day

ZIZ NEWSROOM, BASSETERRE, July 18, 2011 – The Ministry Of Community Development And Gender Affairs calls on all citizens to join the international community in paying homage today to Nelson Mandela.

A statement from the ministry says “On the ninety third anniversary of his birth, we celebrate the man and his accomplishments.”

“We draw on his perseverance and strong unwavering belief in equality for all races and the capacity of Africans to contribute positively to world civilization.

For sixty seven years Mr. Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity and the fight against prejudice. The ministry therefore encourages all citizens to take up the call of the United Nations in devoting sixty seven minutes today in helping others in your family and community.”

The Hon Marcella Liburd, Minister of Health, Social Services, Community Development, Culture and Gender Affairs wishes Mr. Mandela God’s richest blessings and many more years of good health.

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