PRESS RELEASE - GRANGER POINTS TO THE WAY FORWARD FOR BARTICA, Tuesday 16th October 2012
Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform, Brigadier David Granger visited Bartica on Sunday 14th October 2012, to discuss the way forward with Party members. Brigadier Granger explained his 10-point plan which had evolved from his interactions with party members and private citizens over the last two years.
He remarked that the PNCR was this month – October – celebrating its 55th anniversary and called for a return of Party pride. He urged Party members not to allow the skewed views of others to make them reluctant to speak of the many accomplishments of the PNC in government.
Brigadier Granger identified the Guyana Youth and Student Movement (GYSM) and the National Congress of Women (NCW) for rebuilding their membership. He charged members with mobilising for forthcoming local government elections in order to take control of local democratic organs.
Bartica, he said, was the administrative centre and economic hub of the huge Cuyuni-Mazaruni Region and deserved to be treated respectfully by the central government. He called on Bartica to examine the experience and example of the much smaller community of Kwakwani.
Referring to the election of their own Kwakwani Neighbourhood Development Committee by the residents themselves to resist the unfair imposition of an Interim Management Committee by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic administration, Brigadier Granger emphasised that “all politics is local” and local residents must insist on being consulted on local issues. Barticians are angry over the removal of their neighbourhood democratic council and the installation of a purely PPP/C-appointed interim management committee.
Brigadier Granger promised that, under his leadership, the PNCR’s participation in A Partnership for National Unity will continue to be consolidated and the Party will continue to build bridges to other communities. He emphasised the importance of rebuilding the PNCR’s historic relationships with religious organisations and trade unions and ensuring fundamental rights.
Brigadier Granger was accompanied by Party Vice-Chairman Dr. George Norton, MP, Regional Chairman Gordon Bradford and several members of the Regional Democratic Council.
People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia
Tuesday 16th October 2012
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