Peopleís National Congressís policy making process was
designed to involve as
members as possible, and support the relationship between the
party in the
and the party in Parliament. This paper explains the institutions
policy making process.
Biennial Congress (BC) is the sovereign body of the party, as it
the partyís history. Congress debates reports submitted by the
Committee and resolutions on contemporary issues.
General Council (GC) undertakes strategic oversight of the policy
Congresses. This is chaired by the party chairman and is made up
of the CEC, MPs, NCW, GYSM and Officers of regional party groups.
General Council meets each quarter.
Peopleís National Congressís Central Executive Committee (CEC)
is the governing
of the Party. The Party Leader, Chairman, Vice Chairman and
fifteen (15) members
the Executive Committee are elected at the Biennial Congress. The
is appointed by the Leader, from among the fifteen elected
members are co-opted to the Central Executive by the Leader and
addition each of the Partyís 10 Regions elects a representative
to the Central
Committee, and the Chairpersons of the Youth and Women arms of
are also Central Executive Committee Members.
Committees are elected annually at the following levels.
basic unit of the party is the group, which consists of no less
than twelve (12)
The voice of the party membership on party policies is heard
at all of these levels, through the year and also at the Annual
of the Party
The Guyana Youth and Student Movement is the Youth arm of
The National Congress of Women is the Womenís arm of the
New Nation is a weekly newspaper reflecting the views of the
party, which is widely
locally and overseas.
Consultative Forum (NCF)
plans, leads and coordinates discussions with the civil society on
channels the needs and problems of the country to the party and
of the partyís actions and policies.