By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Newly appointed Chief Elections Officer (CEO) and Commissioner of National Registration (CNR) Keith Lowenfield committed to delivering a high quality of service during his tenure, moments after being sworn in.
At a press conference held on Thursday, March 13 at Cara Lodge, Georgetown to introduce Lowenfield to the public he said, “as GECOM CEO/CNR my primary aim will be to provide the Commission with sound, well balanced advice towards assisting it to make the right decisions whenever they are debating issues associated with shaping the strategies and policies of GECOM.”
He has also committed to acting in full compliance with polices the Commission will decide from time to time and the strategies and other directives enshrined in GECOM’s strategy plan.
“I believe that the strength of GECOM lays in the unity of its employees, the more united they are, the stronger the organization. I will therefore consider it one of my paramount duties to ensure that the staff is united and remain united” Lowenfield added.
Meanwhile, Chairman of GECOM Dr. Steve Surujbally said he was very happy to introduce Lowenfield as the new CEO, adding that his appointment was unanimous.
The Chairman said Lowenfield severed the Commission in the management field for the last 14 years beginning August 2000.
He said he was appointed the substantive Assistance CEO in 2004 and acting during his tenure in that capacity as the CEO and DCEO.
Dr. Surujbally said Lowenfield is a balanced individual with vast knowledge and expertise in the areas of logistics, general administration, national registration, staff training, risk and conflict management, demarcation and security.
Lowenfield has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Management among other qualification from the University of Guyana.
He traveled abroad on several occasions on electoral matters.
“We were happy to have this caliber of people applying for the job in Guyana… all the candidates interview were top class and Lowenfield was selected unanimously by all six Commissioners and the Chairman” Surujbally added.
Lowenfield had said that the only way he can return the honor the Commissioners and Chairman has bestowed upon him is to live up to their expectations.