GOVERNMENT’S NOMINATION OF MR. KWAME MCCOY TO THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD COMMISSION IS VERY REPUGNANT--GYSM PRESS RELEASE Thursday, March 26, 2009




The Guyana Youth and Student Movement feels compelled to respond to the government’s callous, repugnant and distasteful attitude as it relates to the Nomination of Mr. Kwame McCoy to the Rights of The Child Commission.

Once again the Jagdeo Administration has demonstrated its inability to rationally and objectively focus on the relevant national issues especially as it relates to youths.

According to the Guyana Constitution, article 212G (2), “A commission shall be independent, impartial and shall discharge its functions fairly.” Also the letter from the committee of appointments to the secretary of the ministry of Labour, Human services and social security, in July 2008, stated that” The person must also have earned public respect and be of unquestionable honesty and integrity”

The recent appointment of Kwame McCoy to the Rights of the Child Commission is a blatant disrespect to the people of Guyana since Mr. McCoy has not earned the respect or regards of Guyanese; he is not an example to young people and should not be in any instance over looking their rights or welfare.

The GYSM calls on government to let good sense prevail and withdraw the obnoxious nomination without further delay!


Public Relations Committee
Guyana Youth and Student Movement
Congress Place, Sophia,
Georgetown, Guyana.
Thursday, March 26, 2009