True emancipation is an ongoing process, says Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley.
While African slaves were officially freed in 1834 and many Laws enacted since then to ensure and support freedoms , “Emancipation is a long process. We must take note of the fact that this process of emancipation is one that will have to continue on a daily basis,” .
Dr Rowley also said “We must continue to research the rich, historical ancestry of African civilisation, the legacy from whence we came. We must remember how we came here and what we are engaged in building — a new society based on equality and harmony in our colourful and vibrant democracy”.
The Prime Minister made the statement during his address at the Emancipation Support Committee of Trinidad and Tobago (ESCTT) Kambule observance, which preceded the Emancipation Day walk, in front of the Treasury Building, on Independence Square, Port of Spain as part of the Emancipation celebration held yesterday.