Clement Rohee’s appointment as a Gecom Commissioner has garnered praise from the diaspora, New York based Guyana Democracy Project, an organization that seeks to promote and defend democracy in Guyana. The organization says there can’t be a more capable and experienced person to fill the position of Bibi Shadick whose death last Saturday left a vacancy in the Commission.
The organization asserts that Rohee is very experienced on governmental matters and institutions having been in politics since the 1960s. It notes: “Mr. Rohee is a very good addition to Gecom, and his appointment will benefit the body as well as the country. Rohee is solidly grounded in laws governing elections having served as Minister at Home Affairs and the Foreign Affairs Ministries. He possesses the requisite skills – knowledge process and procedures for the job. He is knowledgeable in election laws and matters and skilled in organizational issues and will therefore provide a strong and effective role in Gecom. His decision making would be thoughtful and professional”.
NYGDP notes the presence of Mr. Vincent Alexander at the swearing in of Rohee. It says that the presence of Alexander augurs well for the world at the commission. Alexander is the longest serving member of the body. His presence at the swearing in suggests that the two of them have a heathy respect for each other.
NY GDP endorses the statement uttered by Mr. Rohee that the commission must reflect what Guyana represents. The commission must be a reflection of Guyana’s diversity. Rohee also speaks of professionalism. The latter has been missing at institutions. It must happen at GECOM and other institutions. It is hoped that with Rohee’s appointment, Gecom can accomplish its mission without rancor and acrimony.
Congratulations to Clement Rohee.