PRESS RELEASE REGION No. 3 RDC MEETING ABORTED OVER GAJRAJ AFFAIR People’s National Congress Reform Congress Place, Sophia, Georgetown, Guyana. Thursday, March 4, 2004




The statutory meeting of Region No. 3 was aborted today after Regional Chairman Esau Dokie refused to entertain a motion to suspend the standing order’s to allow a citizen to raise matters of urgent public importance, including the Gajraj affair. After the adjournment, the PPP/C councilors convened a meeting in the Chairman’s office during which the Regional Chairman sent a message to the Opposition councilors informing them that the day’s proceedings had been aborted, to be reconvened at some other date to be determined. When approached, the Chairman refused to reconvene the meeting to formally announce an adjournment to another date.

The PNCR is concerned over this development since on previous occasions members of the public, at the instigation of the PPP/C, were entertained by the RDC to raise matters said to be of urgent public importance. The PNCR is also concerned that the action of the Regional Chairman was influenced by the simultaneous energetic picket mounted by concerned citizens calling for investigations into the Gajraj Affair and corruption in the Region No. 3 Administration.

People’s National Congress Reform
Congress Place, Sophia,
Georgetown, Guyana.
Thursday, March 4, 2004