By Indrawattie Natram
The People’s Progressive Party has launched its Accabre College of Political and Social Sciences in Anna Regina, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) with 50 persons already enrolled.
Attending the launch late last week was General Secretary of the Party, Clement Rohee, along with the Party’s Regional Executive Committee members.
Participants in the training were drawn from various Party groups: the Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO) and the Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO) across the Region.
Delivering remarks at the opening was Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt, who extended his appreciation to the Party’s leadership for the timely implementation of the training programme, which he said was an action point from the Party’s Regional Conference held earlier in the year. He urged participants to retain the training and wished them well in the future and their studies.
During the first class, General Secretary Rohee focused on the history of the PPP, the New Global Human Order and the role of Dr Cheddi Jagan in the struggle for a better Guyana. He emphasised that the PPP as a party continued to be a multiracial one and was focused on enhancing the lives of the working class of Guyana. He further said that the training was an indication of the priority the PPP was giving towards cadre building, which would serve as a catalyst for the sustainable development of the Party.
Several prominent Party leaders will be serving as facilitators to deliver the intense training curriculum. Participating students will be undertaking a community development related project at the end of their training.
Arnold Adams, a participant from the Good Hope PPP Group, extended his appreciation to the PPP for providing him with the training opportunity. He indicated that having examined the curriculum and the lecturers, he realised that he was very fortunate to be a beneficiary. A classmate, Ms Courtman from Karawab, an Amerindian village located some 60 miles up the Pomeroon, also expressed similar sentiments.
A graduation and prize giving ceremony will be hosted at the end of the training.