PPP Congress opens today

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The 30th People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Congress opens later today Friday, August 2, 2013 at the JC Chandisingh Secondary School, Port Mourant, with heavy emphasis on charting the way forward.

The party also plans to examine what are the factors that may have caused it lose the majority at the 2011 General Elections.

An opening ceremony is planned for 1:30PM today, followed by closed-door sessions, which will see among other, discussions on the  report of the central committee which will be delivered by the General Secretary.

A youth forum is also planned for Saturday, where young members of the party will discuss the work and future of the PPP.

On Sunday, the final day of the congress, there will be discussions on amendments to the constitution and programmes of the party, a political declaration and  the election of a new 35-member Central Committee.

A commemorative service would also be held in remembrance of Balram Kandhai, a young Essequibian, who was shot and killed on the final day of the last Congress held in Berbice.

Party officials told iNews that all systems are in place for a successful congress, which will run for three days, under the theme “Strengthen the Party, Build Unity and Advance Democracy.”

The congress will be attended by  delegates and observers from PPP groups countrywide and the diaspora, including the United States and United Kingdom.

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