Senior Electoral Advisers call on PM Nagamootoo

DPI, Guyana, Friday, January 31, 2020

Prime Minister the Hon. Moses Nagamootoo today received a high-level team of Senior Electoral Advisers from the Commonwealth Secretariat at his Official Residence.

The team comprised Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, former Chairman of the Ghana Elections Commission; Dr Nasim Zaidi, former Chief Elections Commissioner of India; Mr Martin Kasirye, Adviser and Head of Elections Support and Dr Tres-Ann Kremer, Head of Good Offices for Peace Governance.

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(Left-Right) – Dr Tres-Ann Kremer, Head of Good Offices for Peace Governance; Tamara M. Evelyn Khan, Prime Minister’s Legal Adviser on Governance; Prime Minister Hon. Moses Nagamootoo, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, former Chairman of the Ghana Elections Commission; Dr Nasim Zaidi, former Chief Elections Commissioner of India; Mr Martin Kasirye, Adviser and Head of Elections Support and Deeann Ali, Head of Information Technology Policy and Special Projects.

In addition to being India’s former Chief Elections Commissioner, the Harvard-educated Dr. Zaidi was a former Civil Aviation Director General and Secretary, Ministry of Aviation of India.

Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan is a celebrated political scientist and has served as Chairman of Ghana’s Elections Commission. He was also one of the framers of his country’s fourth Republican Constitution.

Prime Minister Nagamootoo gave the Commonwealth advisers a brief history of the election processes and electoral reforms in Guyana. He emphasised the importance of the Guyana Elections Commission in ensuring free, fair and credible elections.

He also conveyed greetings to the Adviser group from His Excellency President David Granger and shared with them policy statements by the Head of State on hosting credible elections in Guyana.

The team thanked the Prime Minister providing useful information on the country’s political history and its electoral processes.

The Prime Minister’s team members were Tamara M. Evelyn Khan, the Prime Minister’s Legal Adviser on Governance and Deeann Ali, Head of Information Technology Policy and Special Projects.

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