ERC meets with Indigenous, East Indian, African Guyanese constituents


The newly re-constituted Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) on Wednesday continued its meetings with stakeholders.

ERC Commissioners in discussion with some representatives of the Indigenous People Constituent

The body met with representatives of the Indigenous, East Indian and African Guyanese constituents at Herdmanston Lodge, Georgetown to get a firsthand account of issues confronting members of the various groups.

According to the ERC in a statement, during the engagements, important concerns were raised and suggestions offered with commitments to work together in promoting harmony and good relations across the country.

Part of the delegation of the Afro-Guyanese Constituent during a meeting with the ERC

The ERC said it is in the process of spreading and fostering 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 execution of its mandate.

The meetings on Wednesday were all chaired by Deputy Chairman Major General (ret’d) Norman McLean and six ERC Commissioners were present.

ERC Commissioners pose with representatives of the Indo-Guyanese Constituent

To date, the ERC has met with President David Granger, Leader of the Opposition, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, the Private Sector Commission, the Ambassador and team from the European Union (EU), Ambassador and representatives of the ABC Diplomatic Community and representatives of the three major Religions.

The ERC said it is also scheduled to meet with the Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO) and
representatives of Women and Youth Constituents.


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