He cited the 50th Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence; the 1st Anniversary of the signing of the Cummingsburg Accord; and the holding of Local Government Elections. The Chairman welcomed the participants especially those who had travelled from the Barima-Waini, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Potaro-Siparuni, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo, the North American Region and Great Britain.
According to a statement from the PNCR, he thanked Party members for their hard work, steadfastness, sacrifice and for staying the course and told the General Council that winning the upcoming local government elections was pivotal to the achievement of the “good life”.
A minute of silence was observed for Party members who had passed away in the period between General Councils. The General Secretary’s Report was presented by Mr. Oscar Clarke, CCH.
He brought the meeting “up to date” with the state of the Party’s Secretariat, the youth and women’s arm of the Party and all Party regions (local and overseas), and the work of the Secretariat during the period between General Councils.
The PNC statement said Clarke reported to the General Council that the state of the Party was strong, poised and ready for local government elections and that the Party must use the local government elections to recapture the hopes and dreams of the founding fathers for a united Guyana.
The feature address was delivered by Party leader and President David Granger. In his remarks yesterday, Granger reminded that there were 40 days left before local government elections and charged the General Council to make every day count.
Following Granger’s address there was a panel discussion on local government elections. A lively plenary during the second session examined the Party leader’s address, the General Secretary’s report and a strategy for victory.
The General Council concluded with a summation and charge which was given by Granger.