Former Minister of Home Affairs and General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), Clement Rohee was today sworn in as commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Rohee now replaces Bibi Shadick who recently passed away.
He took the oath of office in the presence of President Irfaan Ali at the Office of the President. He joins Sase Gunraj and Manoj Narayan as PPP/C GECOM commissioners.
President Ali in brief remarks at the swearing in ceremony congratulated Rohee on his appointment while highlighting that he comes with years of experience, making him a suitable candidate for this position.
“I’m sure with his experience not only at the national level but previous experience at the elections commission will bring great value to the works of the commission, it would help to strengthen the commission and definitely benefit our country,” the Head of State said.
Meanwhile, Rohee hopes that his input into GECOM can help to create a more professional environment while highlighting this is pivotal as this body governs Guyana’s democracy.
“I want to help to make a contribution, to ensuring the staff, the secretariat because this is what you call the machinery that the country depends upon that the electorate looks forward to to ensure that a free and fair election are held,” Rohee posited when asked on what are some concerns he wish to see GECOM address.
Rohee has long been a well-known name in Guyana’s political history. He has pledged to serve this new posting with dignity and integrity.