The Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr. Sherlock Isaacs, A.A., has embarked on an outreach programme to visit, express thanks, and check on the welfare of former Members of the National Assembly of the Parliament of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
In an invited comment, Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr. Sherlock Isaacs, A.A., said that the many years of service by the former Members should not go unrecognised and that someone should recognise and thank them for their dedicated service to the nation.
The Clerk also mentioned that this was a way of checking on the welfare of the former Members of Parliament who spent long hours in the National Assembly debating policies and making laws for the good government of Guyana.
During his visit, the Clerk presented the former Members with a Certificate of Appreciation, a Plaque for their years of dedicated service, and a COVID package containing vitamins and cleaning supplies, among other things.
During discussions, some members were emotional and expressed their deep appreciation for the visit. They also suggested that the outreach programme should be a permanent feature of the Office of the Clerk of the National Assembly.
In addition, Mr. Isaacs informed members that his secretariat will be checking on their welfare on a quarterly basis.
Former Members of Parliament Visited
Name: Mr. Harripersaud Nokta, former Member of Parliament
Years of service: 40 Years & 9 Months
Name: Mr. Robert Corbin, former Member of Parliament and Leader of the Opposition
Years of Service: 35 Years 6 Months 3 Days
Name: Mr. Jeffrey Thomas, C.C.H., former Member of Parliament, Minister of Regional Development and Minister of Home Affairs
Year of Service: 23 Years & 7 Months & 11 Days
Name: Mrs. Philomena Sahoye-Shury, former Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary
Years of Service: 14 Years 7 Days 28 Days
Join us in the next publication as the outreach programme continues.