Granger, Jagdeo to meet tomorrow 


Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo is scheduled to meet with Head of State, David Granger Thursday to discuss several constitutional appointments and issues of national interest.

The two leaders are expected to negotiate on nominees for the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the Public Service Commission (PSC), Jagdeo told reporters Wednesday at his weekly press conference.

According to the Leader of the Opposition, the Guyanese President invited him for discussions on the appointment of the two commissions.

But Jagdeo said since he hardly gets to engage with the Head of State, he will use the forum to address a number of other national issues such as the syndicated bond for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).

The President and Opposition Leader are also expected to discuss a number of constitutional matters such as the appointment of a Police Commissioner and persons to serve at substantive Chancellor and Chief Justice.

It is unclear whether those appointments will come up for discussion at Thursday’s meeting which will take place at State House.

The National Assembly has already approved the nominees for both commissions.

Paul Slowe was tipped to head the Police Service Commission – the body responsible for disciplining and promoting police officers.

Slowe was appointed by President Granger to head a Commission of Inquiry into an alleged assassination plot against him. The COI was heavily criticized by the Opposition Leader, who contended that the exercise was demoralizing the Guyana Police Force (GPF).

Jagdeo explained that he will inform President Granger of his disapproval of the nominee to head the commission. Jagdeo believes that Slowe is political and will treat officers unfairly if he is to head the PSC. The other persons recommended to serve on the commission are Clinton Conway and retired Woman Assistant Commissioners Vesta Adams and Claire Jarvis.

The nominees for the Public Service Commission are Vibert Bowman and Mortimer Livan.

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