President promises press conference in July

President David Granger speaks with members of the media earlier this year

PRESIDENT David Granger has committed to holding a press conference upon his return from the 38th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM to be held from July 4 to 6 in Grenada.
On Wednesday, after queries from the media, the President said, “Yes, tomorrow [Thursday] I am having my regular Public Interest [programme] and when I return from the CARICOM summit I will have a full press conference.”
The President has been recording a weekly televised programme, ‘The Public Interest’ which allows two reporters each week to speak with him on matters of national importance. However, there was a hiatus in the programme which the President said will resume Thursday.
Back in January, President Granger during the recording of ‘The Public Interest’ said he has been meeting with the press on a weekly basis and noted that “I have been doing that very faithfully.”
He said too then, that he is unaware of any other President, locally or further afield which engages the press as regularly as he does.
Despite the number of persons present on the programme, the President said it ought not to be classed as “inferior.”
“I don’t have an objection to having a large press conference. I have a very busy schedule and it is difficult to spend a lot of time in the media, but I try to make it possible every week. But if that is the desire of the Guyana Press Association (GPA), then that could be arranged with my press team,” President Granger said in January.