OAS urges political parties, civil society to “take up responsibility”

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Head of State, David Granger and Deputy Secretary General of the Organisation of American States, Ambassador Albert Ramdin during their meeting at the Ministry of the Presidency

By Jomo Paul

Head of State, David Granger and Deputy Secretary General of the Organisation of American States, Ambassador Albert Ramdin during their meeting at the Ministry of the Presidency
Head of State, David Granger and Deputy Secretary General of the Organisation of American States, Ambassador Albert Ramdin during their meeting at the Ministry of the Presidency

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Deputy Secretary General of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Ambassador Albert Ramdin is urging that the government and political parties take up the responsibilities that was entrusted to them following the May 11 General and Regional polls.

Ramdin made the statement while addressing members of the media at a press conference on Thursday June 04, following several high level meeting with members of the recently elected APNU+AFC government and the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).

The Deputy Secretary General, who is scheduled to demit office on July 10, says it is important that the members of the political sphere accept the responsibilities entrusted to them.

“MPs [Members of Parliament] and groups and every political Party will take up the responsibility they have, whether it is in civil society, each of these groups have a responsibility,” said Ambassador Ramdin.

He noted too that since the elections are over, the people of Guyana need to be compelled towards one cause – that is the betterment of Guyana.

“We can only hope that once elections are done the country gets back together in one direction for economic development and social development,” said Ramdin.

According to him, an inclusive way of Governance is the best way to create prosperity for the people of Guyana. Ramdin was elected to the position of Assistant Secretary General on June 7, 2005 and took office on July 19. The Surinamese diplomat has had a distinguished career in public service at the national and international level, serving before his election to the OAS as Ambassador at Large and Special Adviser to the Government of the Republic of Suriname on Western Hemispheric Affairs.

Ambassador Ramdin joined the CARICOM Secretariat in 1999 as Assistant Secretary-General for Foreign and Community Relations. He was responsible for foreign policy coordination for CARICOM and strengthening of relations among the group’s member states.

 

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