Joseph Harmon sworn in as Defence Board Secretary; Williams as AG

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Mr. Joseph Harmon, Minister of State takes the oath of office as Secretary to the Defence Board before President David Granger
Mr. Joseph Harmon, Minister of State takes the oath of office as Secretary to the Defence Board before President David Granger

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister of State, Joseph Harmon was sworn in as Secretary to the Defence Board on Monday, June 01. The Board, a statutory Body includes the President, Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Commissioner of Police, Minister of Public Security and a few other members.

In brief remarks, President David Granger said that there are still challenges facing Guyana’s defence, particularly in the maritime area.

“We expect that the Defence Board will be making decisions in order to safeguard our maritime security”. The first meeting of the Defence Board is scheduled to take place on June 3, at the Ministry of the Presidency.

Meanwhile, Attorney at Law, Basil Williams who was recently formally appointed as Guyana’s Legal Affairs Minister, under the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance for Change Administration (APNU+AFC), was sworn in as Attorney General by the President.

Legal Affairs Minister, Mr. Basil Williams taking the oath as Attorney General before President Granger
Legal Affairs Minister, Mr. Basil Williams taking the oath as Attorney General before President Granger

The Attorney General is the main legal advisor to the Government and is selected by the Head of State.

Mr. Williams holds an LLB (Hons) Degree from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados and a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago.

He has served in several capacities in the public domain and in the tenth parliament as the Shadow Minister of Legal Affairs. [Extracted and modified from GINA]

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