Georgetown, Guyana – (August 9, 2020) President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali and Minister of Public Health, Dr. Frank Anthony, this afternoon, met with the leaders of the small political parties including the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP), The National Movement (TNM), A New and United Guyana (ANUG), Change Guyana (CG)and the United Republican Party (URP) to brief and consult with them on the country’s response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Present at the meeting were Mr. Lennox Shuman (LJP), Mr. Joshua Kanhai (TNM), Dr. Asha Kissoon (TNM), Mr. Jonathan Yearwood (ANUG), Mr. Vishnu Bandhu (URP), Mr. Rawle Aaron (URP) and Mr. Nigel Hinds (CG).

President Ali, in opening remarks, said that the Government will work collaboratively with stakeholders especially on matters of national importance such as the COVID-19 pandemic and its rippling effects of the Guyanese people and economy. The President said that the administration thought it best to consult with the smaller parties to ensure that it is moving in the right direction.

Dr. Anthony provided a brief on the country’s hotspots, the Ministry of Health’s response, the Government’s new policy directions and future plans while he entertained questions and suggestions that were raised by the parties’ representatives.