British to assist in strengthening Guyana’s Parliament

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Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo and His Excellency, Greg Quinn, British High Commissioner to Guyana.
Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo and His Excellency, Greg Quinn, British High Commissioner to Guyana.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Several members of the Diplomatic community have shown their respect to the Guyana’s new President, David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo as the officials from the A Partnership For National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) government continue to settle in, after their victory at the 2015 Regional and General Elections.

On Monday, June 01 British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister where the two discussed the country’s democracy and parliamentary affairs.

The PM declared that “…being High Commissioner from Great Britain, our former ‘mother’ country, you could image the first area of our interests, our parliamentary democracy, how to help parliament.”

He added that “…we will rely on Great Britain, as well as the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to help us to continue the training of our personnel, to help to strengthen our institution, which is the parliament.”

The civil service is another area in which Guyana is seeking help from the British Government, since it has been a creation of the British Civil Service.

“We want to aim at those high standards of professionalism and integrity that we knew had been associated with civil service… we intend to elevate our training center into a college,” Prime Minister Nagamootoo noted.

He also renewed and strengthened his commitment to the continuation of the cordial relationship shared between the two countries.    

Meanwhile, High Commissioner Quinn reiterated that the 2015 Regional and General Elections were ‘free and fair.’ He said “ to be 150 percent clear, the British Government’s view is still and always has been that the elections were free, fair, credible and represented views of the majority of the Guyanese people, so there is no doubt in our mind that anything has changed.”

Quinn added that as the two countries continue to work together in the next few months and years, there will be several areas of interest to pursue.

In closing, he added that he looks forward to representing Queen Elizabeth 11 and will be doing his best to help Guyana. Guyana and the British share very good cooperation initiatives in the areas of public sector reform, debt relief, education, water supply, restructuring of the sugar industry, public sector reform and the strengthening of the judiciary and law enforcement. [Extracted and modified from GINA]

 

7 COMMENTS

  1. Ow boy! Look how much these people want to help now. Do all of you think that all the Guyanese people wear blind folds? Just one kind are totally blind to your devious plans. Well Well Guyanese it is time. ..time to relive the 28 years of struggle the English bestowed upon us all those years ago. God save us all.

  2. Unlike the last administration where corruption was the order of the day and everything was done in secrecy. Guyana is now moving forward.

  3. Having the British involved in Guyana is good for the new government because they will teach them ways to have the polical system work in their favor and stay in power – ways that the British don’t implement in their own country, for example the PR system that got Burnham into power and that system is what got this new government into power. That should have change, although legal, it is form of cheating- an election win should base solely on one party having the most votes and not joining of parties to get the most votes. The British don’t have that system of joining parties to have the most votes, neither in the USA. Too bad the PPP did not sought to change that system which is the only way they could lose. Good luck Guyana.

  4. Or you meant the (APNU+AFC)? Don’t forget when people are held accountable for their actions all their dirty laundry will be exposed.

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