By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Despite stern objections from the government, the Guyana National Youth Council (GNYC) is moving ahead at full throttle with the launch of the ‘Vote Like Ah Boss’ campaign.
The campaign is set for a 9:00hrs launch at the National Library, downtown Georgetown on Saturday, March 21.
After it became public knowledge that the council was working with the Guyana Elections Commission to facilitate the project, the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic accused the council of being partisan.
When contacted on Friday, March 20 Chair of the GNYC, Tiffany Daniels affirmed that it is important for persons to be well educated about the elections process hence the council felt the need to move ahead with the project.
“Despite the criticisms and accusations we are still doing what we need to do,” Daniels told iNews.
She maintained the non-partisan stance of the council pointing out that “at the end of the day there will always be critics but our intentions are good, that’s the main driving force behind our work.”
According to GNYC, the campaign is to “encourage youth participation and to provide spaces for young people to engage with all political parties as well as GECOM with a view of understanding the mandates of all parties, the voting processes, and the right of young Guyanese to participate in processes that impact on the development of Guyana.”
Several local youth organisations and the St Lucia based Caribbean Regional Youth Council (CRYC) have already signaled their support for the GNYC and the ‘Vote Like Ah Boss’ project.