PM Nagamootoo meets OPM staff

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Newly sworn in Prime Minister (PM) Moses Nagamootoo today met with staff of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and assured them that there will be no witch hunt against any staff member. The PM asked that the staff continue to perform their duties in a professional manner. PM Nagamootoo briefly outlined his vision for the functioning of the OPM and implored staff that the OPM must be service oriented to the citizens of Guyana. "People come here for service, and we must provide service because we are paid servants to the people. We must not keep people waiting," PM Nagamootoo urged the staff. PM Nagamootoo informed staff that the office will take responsibility for the portfolios of Public Information and Constitutional Reform. Mr Nagamootoo was sworn in on Wednesday at the Ministry of the Presidency, in front of President David Granger. Subsequently he pointed out that with regard to Constitutional reform which was promised, a start would be made “on humbling the powers of the president, the excessive powers of the executive, and to see how we could bring about greater inclusion within the governing system.” Mr Nagamootoo observed that the constitutional reform process would include a full range of issues which will affect the operation of Guyana’s democracy.