BREAKING: Rameez Mohamed is new GMR&SC president
By Avenash Ramzan
Twenty-nine year-old businessman Rameez Mohamed was on Thursday evening elected the new president of the Guyana Motor-Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) when the Annual General Meeting and election of office bearers were held at the GMR&SC headquarters on Albert Street and Thomas Lands.
Mohamed came up against the incumbent Mahendra Boodhoo and former Vice-president Mohamed Roshandin, and secured a narrow win, just three votes ahead of Boodhoo. A total of 75 votes were cast, with Mohamed receiving 30, while Boodhoo got 27. Roshandin managed 18.
Mohamed, who has been on the Executive Racing Committee for the past two years and served as Vice-president for the past year, will have Hansraj Singh as his Vice-president, while Azim Jaffar is the new Secretary. Noel Shewjattan is the new Treasurer; John Bennett is the Assistant Secretary/Treasurer; and Sunil Persaud is Club Captain.
The Committee Members are Kamal Seebarran, Wayne Vieira, Paul Jewanram, Azaad Hassan and Diana Dornellas. In the lead-up to the election, Mohamed had revealed a 10-point plan for the growth and development of the sport.
They include the development of infrastructure for a drag racing strip; membership benefits for drag racers; the expansion of participation both nationally and internationally; the upgrade of existing facilities; a functioning website for the club; formation of a marketing team to promote the sport; and the promotion of fairness in the application of racing rules.
Mohamed had said that his bid for the position of president was informed by the need to improve on certain issues.
“Currently, the GMR&SC is missing a lot of racing opportunities for motor-racing in Guyana. It is the interest of every member and fan of GMR&SC to experience more participation and good performances. There is a need for the members of this club to select a team that is aware of these problems and ready to find solutions once in office,” Mohamed had stated in his campaign flyer posted on social media.
Chartered Accountant Harry Parmesar was the Returning Officer.