GTUC welcomes Govt’s commitment to respect Constitution

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) yesterday issued a statement welcoming the remarks made by President David Granger that the Coalition Government sees “adherence to the Constitution…an essential element of democratic governance and the maintenance of public trust.”

The union considers the president’s statement yesterday, which prefaced government’s stated respect for Article 155 (1) (a) that bars dual citizens from being elected to the National Assembly and upheld by the High and Appeal Courts, a step in the right direction. It is encouraged the Coalition has placed on record that it “is committed to upholding the Constitution unreservedly” and therefore expects full compliance as this is critical to good governance, social cohesion and national peace.

The GTUC has noted the appointment of the new Minister of the Public Service in the Ministry of the Presidency, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley and wished her well in her new portfolio. It holds the expectation that apart from bringing “youth, newness and fresh ideas”, she also brings association of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), and trust that this will be represented in a “working-class focus.” ….