‘Stand up for the PNCR and defend it’– Williams tells General Council Meeting


Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Basil Williams has urged members of the party to be prepared “to put up with the resistance and seek information that will equip them to rebut the lies and fabrications of the opposition.”

Williams, who is also the country’s Attorney General, was at the time addressing the PNCR’s second General Council Meeting for the year, which was held on Saturday at Congress Place, Sophia.

Ministers Nicolette Henry and Annette Ferguson at General Council meeting. [PNCR photo]
The General Council is the second highest decision-making forum of the PNCR and meets once every quarter.

According to a statement from the Party, the Chairman said that the task of members is to stand up and defend the Party, the Government and the Coalition.

“He then proceeded to lists the many achievements of the government over the last three years,” the statement noted.

It was noted that Williams spoke of the 60 years of light that the PNC has provided in this multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-religious country of Guyana.

Participants at General Council meeting [PNCR photo]
The statement further noted that in her report to the General Council, Party General Secretary, Amna Ally brought the Council up to date on the state of the Party and the work of the Party Secretariat over the last quarter.

“The focus of her Report was mainly on membership, achievements, local government elections, projections and other related Party affairs.”

Meanwhile, the feature address to General Council was delivered by Party Leader and President of Guyana, David Granger, who highlighted the daily challenges faced by the Coalition from some sections of the media.

According to the statement, Mr Granger said that the PNC is the only Party, in and out of season, that has committed itself to coalition.

Leader of the PNCR and President of Guyana, David Granger addressing the participants. [PNCR photo]
“The way forward is based on certain principles, right now we are engaged in discussions with both the Alliance for Change and the other partners in the APNU… seeking consensus,” the statement quoted Mr Granger as saying.

Reports for the last quarter were presented to General Council by representatives of the National Congress of Women (NCW), Guyana Youth and Student Movement (GYSM), North American Region (NAR), Georgetown District of the PNCR and the ten administrative regions.

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