Volda bats for youths ahead of PNCR’s Sunday elections


Hoping to be elected as Chair of the People’s National Congress/Reform (PNC/R) –the second highest position of the party – at this weekend’s Congress, long-standing member Volda Lawrence believes there is a need to push the development of youths.

The PNC/R 20th Biennial Delegates Congress- the highest decision making body of the party – will open on Friday under the theme “Better Together for a Brighter Tomorrow.”

In an interview with the media on the sidelines of an event on Wednesday, Lawrence who is also the Minister of Public Health said she wants to see more discussion about the expansion of the party’s membership and issues affecting young people.

“I would also like to see us deliberating on the youths within our party and how we can be able to help them in a more tangible way so that they will be able to take on the mantle and run with it when we take our seats,” Lawrence said.

The Public Health Minister is hoping to oust Attorney General Basil Williams who held the position of Chairman of the PNC/R for a number of years. She is also up against another party favourite, Joseph Harmon.

Lawrence did not state whether she is confident of a win but noted that “vying for a position even makes me more happy that I have that opportunity to exercise my franchise as a member of this great party.”

The election for the new chair of the party is set for Sunday, August 19, 2018.

The race for PNC Chair is expected to be a tight one as the trio have strong ties to the PNC with a huge support base.

President David Granger is expected to remain unopposed as Leader.

The PNCR is the biggest party in the current six-party coalition that forms the executive government.

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