By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Concerns continue to linger about entrance into the People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R) upcoming congress by some groups since a significant number of members are yet to submit the necessary requirements to receive the updated cards that comes with a photo.
General Secretary of the PNCR, Oscar Clarke told reporters at a press conference yesterday that groups from the interior have submitted and uplifted their cards, however, some groups in close proximity to Congress Place in Georgetown, are yet to submit or even uplift their cards.
“Most of the delegates in region 9 their cards are up to date and ready and when they come to congress they will be able to get their cards.”
Clarke explained that the new application forms for persons to apply for the upgraded cards were distributed to members and provisions were made to facilitate the process.
“Many of them have not submitted all of the information that is required and many have not submitted the photography and for that reason there has been a delay in the production of cards for people who have applied,” Clarke explained.
He could not say the amount of cards that are yet to be printed because it’s a continuous exercise, however he believes it will pick up steam “cause when people get their cards they will recognize the value of that card.”
Fortunately, this will not hinder entrance into the congress, since the Party is well aware that “everyone will not be able to get their card…..You can present your national identification card…you can present a drivers incense or your passport for people coming from overseas who probably won’t have the national ID card.”
He also made it clear that he is unaware of any phantom group’s emerging from Linden that would come to represent the region at the congress.
Clarke also addressed concerns that there was a reduction in the Linden delegation.
“There concern is that some of the persons who they would like to be delegates have not been chosen but I told them I don’t choose the delegates…the groups choose their delegates”.