Over 540 attend Region 9 PPP congress

first_imgDelegates of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) from Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) came out in their numbers to participate in the Party’s congress, which was held on Saturday.PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo urged the delegates to continue working hard to mobilise everyone to join forces with the Party, as it prepared for the 2020 General Election.PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo having a casual conversation with elder women of Region Nine at the conclusion of the congressJagdeo reminded the attendees of the failed promises made to them by the coalition Government. He urged them to hold the Government accountable for its actions and to ensure that their voices were heard.The Party’s leader also promised to do more for Indigenous people if the Party returned to office. He said that regardless of the election’s outcome, the PPPwould always fight for the rights of Guyana’s first people.During the congress, Jagdeo and other PPP officials also heard from the delegates who complained about the Government not being able to deliver on its promises.Some of the delegates pointed to the promise made by the coalition in relation toJagdeo speaking to another villagerincreased financial grants, large solar panels, and improved social services, among others.Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Alister Charlie told Guyana Times that the delegates were pleased with the meeting and they were drawn from some of the most remote villages in the Region.He said the attendance of these villagers, particularly those from the Wai Wai villages, was extremely pleasing, as it showed their commitment to the PPP and their own development.Charlie said the delegates also used the opportunity to raise several other concerns with Jagdeo and the leadership of the PPP, and have given their fullJagdeo being presented with a token by a resident of Region Nine upon his arrival in Lethem on Saturdaycommitment to get the message of the PPP out.last_img

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