Adult & child friendly introduction to Parliament booklets launched

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…handed over to Parliament’s library for public viewing

From left: Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland, High Commissioner of Canada to Guyana, Pierre Giroux and President of the ACM, Wesley Gibbings displaying their editions of the “Our House, An Introduction to the Parliament of Guyana”
Two booklets -one for adults and an illustrated version for school aged students- along with their online versions, titled “Out House, An Introduction to the Parliament of Guyana” were launched and handed over to the Parliament Building’s Library on Friday morning.
The launch was made possible by the Association of Caribbean Media (ACM) Workers, in collaboration with the Parliament of Guyana with funding under the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives and the High Commission of Canada to Guyana.
Representative of the Guyana Press Association, Nazeema Raghubir explained that 3000 copies (1500 of each type) were printed, 2600 of which were handed over to the Parliament and the remainder divided between the High Commissioner of Canada to Guyana and the President of the ACM.
The booklets are also available for download on the newly established website, ourhouse.gy.com where educational and interactive games for school aged students can be found.
High Commissioner of Canada to Guyana, Pierre Giroux expressed pleasure in being associated with the project as well as, tangibly, being able to contribute to the enforcement and development of the publication.
He posited that this initiative will provide better opportunities for wider engagement with the public, as well as serve as a measure to reaffirm a long history of collaboration between Canada and Guyana.
President of the ACM, Wesley Gibbings in his speech explained that the book thoroughly explains three categories; Parliament and Government, the rules of Parliament, and Parliamentary Sign posts.
Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Barton Scotland expressed gratitude for the booklets being handed over to Parliament for public uses.
“This publication has extraordinary possibilities because it’s readable and one who is interested will find it easy to carry around and look at, secondly I see one that is intended for children” said the Speaker.
Moreover, he commended Raghubir for “being a moving spirit” throughout the project.
The editorial team for the booklets were led by Raghubir and Gibbings. (Ramona Luthi)

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