Women and Youth arms of PPP doubling efforts to reach out to new support groups
The People’s Progressive Party’s 31st Delegates and Observers Conference 2016 began on Saturday December 17 at the Cotton Field Secondary School, Essequibo Coast under the theme “Strengthen the Party, Defend Democracy Onward to Victory.”
The opening session of the three-day event was chaired by former Minister of Amerindian Affairs, Pauline Sukhai.
Chairperson of the Women’s Progressive Organization of the PPP, Indra Chandarpal said the theme of this year’s Congress reminds of the major direction to be taken.
She called on party members and supporters alike to leave the three-day event united and focused to regain power.
Chandarpal also made a call for the utilization of all Social media platforms to expose on one hand the wrongdoings of the current administration and on the other hand highlight the good efforts of the party.
The need for gender equality was also mentioned as a critical role of the WPO. The participation of women for the contesting of positions was also noted by the WPO “we have always embraced gender equity and equality and we have a proud record of many progressive legislation taken throughout our tenure in government.”
Meantime, presenting the message on behalf of the Progressive Youth Organization (PYO), the youth arm of the PPP, Irfaan Ali highlighted several focus areas for the group over the next three years.
“It is imperative that the PYO prepares itself to play a lead role in the transformation and modernization of our party to confront successfully every challenge that stands in the ways of the organization and the PPP …to do this, we recognize that the PYO itself must reform, reorganize, regenerate and reenergize its membership while reaching out for support locally, regionally and internationally,” Ali charged.
Building partnerships with every youth group in Guyana, championing the cause of every youth discriminated against under this Government and forging closer relations with students of the University of Guyana and other institutions are some other tasks the PYO will tackle.
Ali said the PYO recognizes the need to re-energize its efforts. “We must and will find the formula to sustain these efforts,” he assured.