Pastor of the Albouystown Fellowship and leader of the Guyana Apostolic Team, Elsworth Quintel Williams, is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA).
Williams’ appointment was disclosed by Minister within the Ministry of Communities, with responsibility for housing, Valerie Adams-Patterson, this morning at the CH&PA’s National Planning Forum held at Regency Hotel.
Williams will replace former City Mayor, Hamilton Green, who functioned as the chairman of the CH&PA from late 2015 to the end of 2016.
In keeping with the government’s plan to establish an age requirement for persons who sit on state boards, agencies and commissions, the life of the old CH&PA board came to an end in December 2016 terminating Green’s appointment.
The announcement of the new members of the CH&PA Board of Directors was published in a late February edition of the Official Gazette.
However, in a recent interview with the Government Information Agency (GINA), Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, had disclosed that there was need to amend the published list.
The minister had explained that there were shortcomings in the list with respect to two critical factors. He explained that in the first instance, the list did not fulfill the local government’s legislation which speaks to the board having representation from every municipality.
According to Bulkan, the three new municipalities which were created in 2016, were not catered for on the list that was gazetted.
The other shortcoming of the list was that in some cases, the representative of the municipalities of the outgoing board had changed in 2017. This was an oversight that was not captured in the new board, Minister Bulkan explained.
Speaking with GINA today, Minister Adams-Patterson explained that Bulkan has written to the State Minister, Joseph Harmon, about the need to amend the list. She also said that the amendments will be made shortly if they have not already been made.
Elsworth Quintel Williams, known as “P.C.”, was born in Heneritta, Essequibo Coast in Region Two. He has served on the National Leadership Team of the Full Gospel Fellowship, the Apostolic Team of Full Gospel Fellowship and the Suriname Apostolic Team and has also been the main speaker for the television programme, “Hour of Power” for many years.
Williams who started preaching at the age of 15, has over the years,preached in several conferences and seminars. He has also taught in the Bible Schools in Guyana and Suriname.