ERC reaches out to ethnic groups

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The newly re-constituted Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) yesterday (July 25) continued its meetings with stakeholders. The body met with representatives of the Indigenous, East Indian and African Guyanese constituents at Herdmanston Lodge, Georgetown to get a firsthand account of issues confronting members of the various groups.

During the productive engagements, important concerns were raised and suggestions offered with commitments to work together in promoting harmony and good relations across the country.

The ERC is in the process of spreading and fostering awareness of its twenty-four (24) functions listed in Article 212D of the Constitution and to seek possible inputs from stakeholders in support of the execution of its mandate.

The meetings yesterday were all chaired by Deputy Chairman Major General (ret’d) Norman Mc Lean and six ERC Commissioners were present. To date, the ERC has met with H.E. President David Granger, Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, the Private Sector Commission the Ambassador and team from the European Union (EU), Ambassador and representatives of the ABC Diplomatic Community and representatives of the three major Religions.

Other meetings scheduled for this month include the Inter-Religious Organisation (IRO) and representatives of Women and Youth Constituents.

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