Aug 27, 2016 News
By Kiana Wilburg
The 19th Biennial Congress of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) kicked off
in grand style yesterday at the Party’s Sophia Headquarters.
The event, which will continue for the next two days, featured rousing presentations and praiseworthy cultural acts.
In attendance were the Leader of the PNCR and President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, Brigadier David Granger, First Lady, Sandra Granger, members of the Diplomatic Corps and representatives of the Private Sector Commission.
Showing its support to its coalition partner was the Alliance For Change (AFC) which was represented by several Executive members which included Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo and Leader of the AFC, Khemraj Ramjattan.
Also present were Immediate past Leader of the PNCR and former Leader of the Opposition, Robert Corbin and officers and members of the Central Executive of the PNCR.
Delivering the opening remarks was Attorney General Basil Williams.
The PNCR Chairman was elated to greet the audience on the auspicious occasion where its 19th Biennial Delegates Congress was being held in its 59th year as a Party. He said that the Congress was being held under the theme, “PNCR-Vanguard of a Green Economy.”
Williams expressed that the significance of the Congress is inescapable. He asserted that it is the first time in 23 years in which the Leader of the Party is the President of Guyana.
The Minister of Legal Affairs said it is also the first time in 52 years that the Prime Minister is in the hallowed halls of the PNCR Headquarters and that he is from another Party. Williams said that this is without question a good augury.
Williams reminded that on the occasion of the 18th Biennial Delegates Congress, he had said, “We have now reached a turning point. It is up to this congress to determine whether we will make the right turn.”
Yesterday, to loud applause, Williams said, “I am pleased to announce that we made the right turn with Brigadier David Arthur Granger and our coalition partners APNU+AFC on May 11, 2015, and secured the opportunity. Now we must govern this nation of ours for all Guyanese.”
Williams said that it is incumbent upon the party to give the citizenry “the good life” that it promised which includes the security of jobs, improved education and skills, entrepreneurial opportunities, and the right to happiness and peace.
The Chairman noted that as a Party in Government, the nature of approach to business must perforce change. He said that it must in the first instance be a supportive role. Williams emphasized that the Party must be the eyes and ears of the Government and, therefore, the Party must be on the ground, at the grass roots and all reaches of the Society.
Williams stated that during its Biennium, the Party Leader had introduced two major plans to make the PNCR fit for this purpose. He said that these included the Declaration of Vreed-en-Hoop, and the Plan of Action of Regional Development.
The Minister said, too, that the increased membership and “Congress Houses” throughout the regions are but just some of the manifestations that these exhortations of the Leader are taken seriously.
He said, “In the next Biennium, we must continue the mandate of the Coalition Government, the APNU+AFC, to remove divisions between the Coast and Hinterland.”
In the words of President Granger he said, “Guyana’s Green Development strategy will be developed as a template for the Greening of Guyana. Guyana will have a Green economy. We will transition our economy rapidly towards renewable, clean and cheaper sources of energy…. We will create green enterprises and jobs and we will inculcate Green Education in our schools.”
Williams also stated that efforts must be channeled towards making Guyana a better country where there is respect for the Rule of Law, the Constitution, Institutions, the doctrine of the Separation of Powers and the Independence of the Government, Legislative and the Judiciary.
In his closing remarks, Williams saluted “those comrades who over the past 23 years, struggled with the party in the villages, the towns, in the streets and trenches for a change in Government”.
He added, “They did not live to see the change, but I know that all they would ask is for us to be steadfast. Debbie Backer, Sabrina and Sonia Nedd, Veronica Delph, “Polo” and Ronald Waddell to name a few; I salute you.”
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