Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform, Volda Lawrence, today said she stands by her views on the issue of jobs and unemployment in the country.
In a statement she said measures are being put in place for the young and industrious to be afforded the opportunity of becoming self employed or gaining meaningful employment.
Opposition Members and some on social media have lashed out at the PNCR Chairman after it was reported in another section of the press that she told a private PNC members meeting that she only has PNC friends and would give jobs to PNC people.
In her statement, she said she also stands by her views that party members must educate and position themselves to be in the 20% bracket that will be afforded Government contracts.
“Cde. Lawrence also stands by her views that we must become bi-lingual as the world is now smaller and Guyana fast becoming a haven to people from countries near and far. Cde. Lawrence emphasizes that if the Coalition wants to remain in power after 2020 we must take better care of all Guyanese”, the statement said.
Ms. Lawrence, who is also the Minister of Public Health, said she has called for absolute unity, “stating categorically that there is no more Joe’s Camp or Basil’s Camp but one Camp led by His Excellency David Arthur Granger”.
On the issue of attracting support from non traditional bases, she said she is a Guyanese with mixed heritage and it irked her when she gets reports that little or no work is being done in perceived strongholds of the People’s Progressive Party Civic.
She said the party must bring everyone in whether, they looked like her or not.
Lawrence took over the Chairmanship of the PNC Reform back in August after she won the elections for the position at the party’s congress.