The Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC) plans to launch a commemorative stamp in honour of former president Cheddi Bharrat Jagan.

Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes, today at the GPOC’s annual Press Conference, related that “recently, we entered into an arrangement with the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre to produce a philatelic stamp to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of our former president and one of Guyana’s founding leaders, Dr. Cheddi Jagan.”

This announcement comes on the heels of the GPOC’s new efforts to foster a better relationship with members of the public and to improve its services and scope and is one of the numerous ventures set in place for 2018.

The stamp is being produced and designed by the Inter-Governmental Philatelic Corporation (IGPC). The company is located in New Jersey in the United States of America (USA).

The IGPC shares a long-standing relationship with the GPOC and has produced many stamps and related materials over the years and has done similar

“We look forward to the relationship we have with the agency and the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre on this exciting project,” Minister Hughes added.

The stamp is slated to be launched and released to the public on March 22, 2018, marking the 100th birth anniversary of the former president.

The avid politician and founding leader was born on the 22, March 1918. Cheddi Jagan was a Guyanese politician who served as Premier of British Guiana from 1961 to 1964, prior to independence. He later served as President of Guyana from 1992 to 1997.

This stamp serves as a tribute to the late leader.

Source: Nateshia Isaacs – DPI