Saturday, January 26, 2019

The Alliance For Change held its first National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting for 2019 today, Saturday, January 26th at the Umana Yana in Kingston, Georgetown. This NEC meeting was expanded to include regional, municipal and Neighbourhood Democratic Council councillors and saw over 110 delegates in attendance from all ten administrative regions in Guyana along with the Diaspora.

The NEC unanimously approved a motion for the APNU+AFC Coalition to be maintained as per the Cummingsburg Accord for the next General and Regional Elections, whenever it is held.

The NEC renewed the party’s commitment to constitutional reform and recognized the need for greater and meaningful involvement and participation of young people in the next Coalition Government. Further the party recognized the need for greater empowerment and the provision of more opportunities for the young people of Guyana.

The party also unanimously approved a motion to unequivocally support free education from nursery to university and facilitate housing for all Guyanese with revenues to be derived from oil.

The Constitution of Guyana provides that “every citizen has the right to free education from nursery to university as well as non-informal places where opportunities are provided for education and training.”

Leader Raphael Trotman, in his address stated that the party has listened to the people and has heard what they have had to say. He related that the Guyanese public holds the AFC to a different political standard than that of the traditional political parties and acknowledged that the AFC did make some mis-steps in government and that the party must work harder to deliver for the Guyanese people. The Leader also reaffirmed his confidence in the David Granger/Moses Nagamootoo leadership to guide the Coalition Government in the period ahead.

Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan in his address outlined for the NEC meeting the legal matters pertaining to the vote of December 21 and underscored that the APNU+AFC government is legitimate, credible and proper and will not engage in the dereliction of duty by not pursuing the matter to the fullest extent of the law."