Catholic Church to monitor political campaign speeches

President Donald Ramotar addressing the crowd at the rally.
Presidential Candidate of the APNU+AFC, David Granger
Presidential Candidate of the APNU+AFC, David Granger

[] – The Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) of the Catholic Church has launched a campaign initiative to monitor the content of political speeches at the public meetings of political parties in the final stages of the run up to General and Regional elections on May 11.

According to a press statement from the Catholic Church, the purpose of the campaign monitoring initiative is to: increase public/Catholic participation in an important element of the democratic process, to identify infringements/breaches of the Party Code of Conduct, expected to be signed shortly and to deter inflammatory and reckless political campaign speeches in a sensitive period.

The Church regards the initiative as significant given recent developments in the political realm whereby effigies of APNU+AFC Presidential Candidate David Granger and APNU+AFC Prime Ministerial Candidate Moses Nagamootoo were mounted in Essequibo.

“This initiative is all the more important given the recent display of irresponsible, reckless and vulgar behaviour on the Essequibo Coast with lynched effigies of the Opposition’s Presidential and Prime Ministerial candidates being placed on a utility pole. Such crass public displays are highly inflammatory and insensitive during national elections and can only serve to stoke existing political and ethnic tensions,” the statement noted.

President Donald Ramotar addressing the crowd at the rally.
President Donald Ramotar addressing the crowd at the rally.

It was also highlighted that the Catholic Church is looking for representatives to aid in the conduct of the elections monitoring campaign. The release pointed out those volunteers will attend public meetings, fill out a prepared campaign monitoring form, and forward these to the Justice of Peace Commission for later analysis and public release.

Persons in volunteering are hereby invited to contact the JPC immediately at [email protected] for more information regarding the campaign.




  1. BUX..u bet if PNC breached any rules laws these so called independent free press people will never post it out of total fear of PNC…they all know PNC past..they all know PNC track record…they all know PNC dont take a liking to free press..they all know how PNC thugs beat their very own PNC Haslyin Paris to pulp in PNC headquarters for speaking the truth that PPP won the election free and fair ..all these independent free prees must tow PNC line if not they all will be opearting out of Guyana..

  2. monitor all the so called independent free press too…bring the owners to trial for any breach or incitement…inews sn kn dmwaves..

  3. Will the reports be published?
    Will the volunteers be screened?
    Will these volunteers be in contact with adults and moreso children?


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