PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley is urging citizens to remain united around a common purpose, which should be to move the country in the direction of excellence.
He said achieving Independence and Republican status are not in themselves the final goal.
“Rather, it is how we use these milestones to benefit all our citizens that will distinguish us on the world stage,” Rowley said.
In his Republic Day message to the nation yesterday, Rowley stressed that upholding democratic principles and institutions may not always be easy.
But he said with hard work and faith in God, the journey will be successful.