What is the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs?

The Ministry of Amerindian of Affairs is a Government Ministry that was established in 2005 by then President His Excellency Bharrat Jagdeo to safeguard, protect and promote the social, cultural  and economic interest of the Amerindians and the Hinterland.

A revised Amerindian Act  was enacted in 2006  which  provided the legal framework for promoting the rights of  Amerindians.

MoAA’s mandate:

To recognize and protect the collective rights of Amerindian villages and communities.  The Ministry works with other agencies and Ministries.

A wide range of socio-economic projects and programme are developed by the GoG and executed by the  Ministry to facilitate the continued growth and development of  Guyana’s Hinterland population.

MOAA’s Vision

Over the next 5 years, all of Guyana’s hinterland people and communities will be empowered to have a better quality of life now and for future generations.

MOAA’s Mission Statement

To enhance the social, economic and environmental well-being of Amerindians and their lands through collaboration, sustainable development and appropriate legislation, while at the same time ensuring the preservation of Amerindian culture and traditional knowledge.

Ministry’s Departments

  • Administration
  • Personnel
  • Accounts
  • Projects
  • Social Welfare & Health
  • Hinterland Scholarship Program
  • Governance and Community Development
  • Amerindian Residence