[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party has registered its concern over the number of critical IT vacancies existing at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).
General Secretary of the Party, Clement Rohee told reporters at a press conference yesterday that the positions have been vacant for a considerable time “without any significant effort being made by GECOM to fill them.”
“Time and again the PPP has voiced its disappointment over GECOM’s recruitment procedures and the non-involvement of Commissioners in this process. Too often unilateral decisions are taken without due regard to the Commission Members’ opinion,” Rohee said.
According to the PPP, GECOM’s IT Department is without proper supervision and quality control measures due to the absence of an IT Manager and key Senior IT Personnel.
“The PPP is concerned over the snail’s pace implementation of this process and questions the integrity of the Section’s Management and Supervision due to the lack of qualified technical Supervisory personnel stationed there.”
“Further the PPP is concerned over the validity of the data being entered into the National Register of Registrants Database (NRRDB), cognizant of the fact that the Preliminary Voters List (PVL) and subsequently the Final Voters List (FVL) will be extracted from the National Register of Registrants Database(NRRDB).”
According to Rohee, the Party’s interest is for GECOM to ensure that proper supervision and quality control measures are available throughout the recruitment of competent IT Personnel to overlook such a critical process and to ensure that every eligible Guyanese is given the opportunity to exercise their right to elect a Government of their choice whenever elections are called.