Govt gives $100,000 to Daaga’s funeral

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The government is offering $100,000 toward funeral expenses for late national hero Makandal Daaga.

Acting Prime Minister Colm Imbert made the revelation on Thursday.

Imbert said the National Carnival Commission is also making the Grand Stand of Queen’s Park Savannah available without cost for the funeral service.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, which would have been Daaga’s 81st birthday.

Imbert said that, according to policy guidelines, Daaga did not qualify for a State or an official funeral.

Daaga is widely praised for the social revolution which he guided in 1970 that led to more equity in the workplace, ethnic pride and solidarity and localization of certain industries.

He died on Monday.

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