In Côte dIvoire Annan says reconciliation will foster further progress

“I am sure that when the political situation is calm, it will be possible to concentrate on economic and social problems,” Mr. Annan told reporters following his meeting in Abidjan on Saturday with President Laurent Gbagbo. “And I am sure that investors will come” to the country, he added.Asked about what the UN is doing to foster peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Secretary-General said efforts were under way to see how to expand the UN peacekeeping mission in the country. At the same time, he said, the UN would help the parties to implement the recently concluded Pretoria agreement. With proper action, progress would be possible on that front, he stressed.The Secretary-General’s stop in Côte d’Ivoire was the first in a series of official visits to six African countries, culminating with his participation at the high-level segment of the World Summit for Sustainable Development early next month in Johannesburg, South Africa. read more

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LETTER President Granger must share responsibility if there is a constitutional

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedLETTER: President Granger should allow good sense to prevail and call date for electionsMarch 5, 2019In “latest news”Granger sends threatening letter to President Ramotar  September 9, 2014In “Politics”President Ramotar is presiding over an arrogant administration – GrangerSeptember 18, 2014In “Politics” Dear Editor,Guyana is quickly approaching constitutional crises because of the refusal of the APNU/AFC coalition Government to accept the passage of the no-confidence motion and respect the Constitution of Guyana.President David Granger as Opposition Leader protested the then PPP/C Government to respect the Constitution on numerous occasions, but unfortunately, despite the Chief Justice ruling on the NCM and the interpretation of the Constitution, David Granger refused to dissolve Parliament and announce the date for the Regional and General Elections.While some may suggest that Granger is a man of honesty, integrity, respect etc, the refusal to resign is definitive evidence to suggest that Granger and his Government are intoxicated with the perks, corruption, good life, etc and would do anything to ensure they remain in Government legally or illegally.GECOM as an autonomous institution and a creature of the Constitution must be prepared at all time for an election since the Constitution outlined the basis and eventuality for elections. GECOM at no time can refuse to respect the Constitution of Guyana, so the main culprit behind the deliberate delay of elections is solely David Granger.David Granger, while addressing the staff at the Office of the Presidency, publicly stated that whatever the outcome of the courts is he would respect the decisions. Unfortunately, we can only have General Elections if there is a dissolution of Parliament by the President, in accordance with the Constitution. Besides that, we are quickly approaching a ‘constitutional crisis’.Regards,Zamal Hussain read more

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