The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee last Saturday hosted a dinner and interaction with a group of over 150 Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs comprising Doctors, Lawyers, Engineers, Entrepreneurs and Politicians among others, a release from Freedom House said.
Among the invitees were former President Bharrat Jagdeo, PPP’s Executive Secretary Zulfikar Mustapha, Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh and Minister of Housing and Water with responsibility for Trade and Tourism, Irfaan Ali.
The release said that the interactive forum gave the young professionals the opportunity to express their concerns, obtain clarifications and share ideas on national issues.
The young professionals were encouraged to become more active participants in the decision making process.
The release said that the PPP views such interactions as an opportunity to boost young people’s morale and confidence, hence the emphasis on engaging youth for their assistance in identifying needs and empowering communities.
PPP leaders, the release said, used the occasion to speak on the issue of corruption, pointing to the many safeguards for accountability and transparency implemented by the PPP/C Administration and the “empty rhetoric of the opposition to point fingers without being able to provide any evidence on corruption.” The government has been blasted by stakeholders for many years now for not acting against corruption.
The release said that the interactive forum is part of an ongoing initiative by the PPP and its General Secretary to “reconnect with supporters and sympathisers throughout the country.”