LEADER of the Opposition, Brigadier (rtd) David Granger has reportedly met with the Women and Gender Equality Commission at his Office on Hadfield Street, Georgetown. Also present at the meeting, accompanying Granger, were Opposition Chief Whip, Ms. Amna Ally, M.P.; Shadow Minister of Human Services, Ms. Volda Lawrence, M.P.; and Annette Ferguson, M.P.
“The encounter and the exchanges were cordial,” according to a statement yesterday from the Office of the Opposition Leader.
Among the matters discussed were the functioning of the family court; support by the Police Force for the women who face problems affecting their personal safety; the non-issuance of a youth policy; the representation of women on state boards; upward mobility of women in the Public Service and the absence of a large number of people without birth certificates.
|Some members of Women & Gender Equality Commission during their meeting with the Opposition Leader.|
Granger and his team expressed their views and gave responses promising to work with the Women and Gender Equality Commission to bring about changes on these matters.
The visiting delegation reportedly welcomed suggestions and promised to continue to develop the relationship to ensure that Guyana moves forward towards greater equality and security.