The Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger, has appointed Amna Ally MP to serve as General Secretary of the Party with effect from the 1st July 2017. Oscar Clarke, who served as the Party’s General Secretary through the tenures of three Party Leaders has retired with effect from today, 30th June 2017, a release from the PNCR said today.
Clarke served as a Member of Parliament for twenty-one years and in 2015 he was awarded the Cacique Crown of Honour for his exemplary public service to Guyana.
Ally, MP, the release said, is a longstanding member of the People’s National Congress Reform. Like her predecessor, she came through the ranks of the Party’s youth arm and served as National Secretary and on the National Executive.
A trained teacher, Ally possesses a Teacher’s Certificate from the Cyril Potter College of Education and a Degree in Management from the University of Guyana.
Ally also served as a member of the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Parliament, 2001-2015 and is currently serving as Chief Whip and Minister of Social Protection in the Eleventh Parliament.
The release said that the Constitution of the PNCR, at Rule 14 (2) (c) states: The Party Leader may also appoint not more than three Principal Political Secretaries to whom he may assign specific duties.
In this regard, the Leader of the Party has appointed Dawn Hastings-Williams, MP, Sandra Adams and Brian Smith to serve as Principal Political Secretaries.