ERC engages national stakeholders

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Commissioners with representatives of the Muslim constituency

The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) continues to engage stakeholders as part of its national sensitization efforts.

Having been re-constituted on February 22, 2018 and with its first statutory meeting held in late April, the ERC, in a statement, said it is in the process of re-introducing the body, to foster awareness of its twenty-four (24) functions listed in Article 212D of the Constitution and to seek possible inputs from stakeholders in support of the delivery of its mandate.

ERC meeting with representatives of the Christian constituency

Today, (July 17), the Commission met with representatives of the Hindu, Christian and Islamic Constituents at the Herdmanston Lodge, Queenstown.

“During the fruitful engagements, pertinent concerns were raised and suggestions offered with firm commitments to work together in the endeavor of promoting harmony and good relations across the country” said the ERC.

To date, the ERC has met with President David Granger, Leader of the Opposition, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the Ambassador and team from the European Union (EU).

Other meetings scheduled for this month include the Inter-Religious Organisation and other religious bodies, Cultural organisations and representatives of Women and Youth Constituents.

ERC’s Chairman and Commissioners meeting with representatives of the Hindu constituency

On July 16, the ERC said it also met with Commissioners appointed by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

This, they said,  is part of the process of investigating the employment practice of GECOM as requested by the PPP appointed Commissioners, Sase Gunraj, Bibi Shadick and Robeson Benn.

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