The PNCR held its second General Council Meeting for 2022 on August 6 and 7 at the PNCR Headquarters, Congress Place, Sophia. The General Council is the second-highest decision-making forum of the Party.
Under the theme, “Rebuilding our party, connecting with our grassroots”, the party recognised the need to further strengthen itself as a modern political organization, and to redouble its efforts to advance the social and economic interests of Guyanese.
Saturday’s programme was chaired by Party Chairman, Shurwayne Holder. It included the General Secretary’s Report and an address by Leader of the PNCR, Aubrey Norton.
In his address to the attendees, Norton called on the party to slip into campaign mode and to spread its messages not only in its strongholds but across all communities in Guyana.
He urged the Party’s entire leadership to “focus on the big picture and not to allow small disagreements to create unwarranted internal division”. He reiterated the Party’s call for a clean voters list and for an “impartial and trustworthy” Chairperson for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).
The first day of the General Council coincided with the 37th death anniversary of the PNCR‘s Founder Leader and First Executive President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham.
On the second day of the General Council, the participants listened to and discussed reports from the party’s regions and arms. Workshops were held to discuss the question on: “What needs to be done to improve the functioning of party regions, sub-regions and groups”.