A pledge of one million dollars from the Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism  for this year’s Emancipation celebrations.

Speaking at this afternoon’s post cabinet media briefing Minister Winston Peters said the Emancipation Support  Committee will receive the funding by tomorrow, together with a pledge of half a million dollars from the Office of the Prime Minister.

Minister Peters admitted that his Ministry wanted to disburse the funds before, but due to policies this was not possible.

Earlier this week members of the Committee claimed that they did not receive the necessary funding from government  for their celebrations.