Ten-member ERC to include cultural/ethnic groups reps

The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC), once set up, will be run by ten commissioners rather than seven, as a new category which makes provisions for representatives from “Indo”, “Afro” and Indigenous Guyanese Cultural/Ethnic Groups to be appointed, has been added.

These provisions, contained in the ‘First Report of the Committee on Appointments in Relation to the Appointment of Members of the Ethnic Relations Commission’ are the results of 16 meetings held between March 16,h 2012 and November 13 this year. The report, which was passed by government and opposition members at the level of the committee, is slated to be presented to the National Assembly to be adopted at the next sitting early next year.

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