Moraikobai leader elected as Chairman of Toshao Council
Twenty Toshaos have been elected to the Executive Board of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) at the end of the third day of the NTC conference.
Region Five’s Toshao of Moraikobai, Derrick John, is the new Chairperson.
The event was held at the Guyana International Conference Center, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, on Wednesday evening.
The election was chaired by the Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai.
The new NTC Chairman, who will serve in the capacity for three years, admitted that there are tremendous challenges ahead.
He thanked the outgoing Chairperson, Yvonne Pearson for her leadership which she provided during her tenure as the Chairperson.
“I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience from former Chair, Toshao Pearson, who has been a great leader to us. She had set a good example and great encouragement…now that I am taking up the mantle I promise that I will continue to do the good work,” the official said.
He noted that the feedback from the conference will guide him especially as it relates to the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS.)