Granger/Jagdeo talks: Civil society groups want to have say
President David Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo are slated to meet for the first time today since the No-Confidence Motion was passed against Coalition Government on December 21st, 2018.
The meeting is slated to commence at 11:00hrs at the Ministry of the Presidency. The Opposition Leader had noted that compliance with the Constitution in relation to the no-confidence motion and preparation for free and fair elections will be the main issue on the agenda of the meeting.
Additionally, a significant and broad-based body of Civil Society organisations met on Tuesday and addressed their “deep concern over the current political situation.”
A statement on Tuesday night noted that the groups recognised the meeting slated for today and welcomed the expressed commitment to working together for the benefit of all of Guyana.
But the civil society groups want to be heard. The groups made specific reference to Article 13 of the Constitution of Guyana, which establishes Guyana as “an inclusive democracy…for the participation of citizens and their organisations in the management and decision making process of the State” and ask that their voices be heard accordingly.
The Civil Society Groups include:
Transparency Institute of Guyana
Guyana Trades Union Congress
Guyana Public Service Union
Federation of Independent Trades Unions of Guyana
Guyana Bar Association
Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana
Guyana Agricultural Workers Union
Roman Catholic Church
Aircraft Owners Association of Guyana
Private Sector Commission