I extend sincere congratulations to Mr Aubrey Norton on his selection to serve as a member of parliament in the National Assembly of Guyana and his election to the post of Leader of the Opposition.
The Office of the Leader of the Opposition no doubt will provide the balance and scrutiny in the interest of the people of Guyana that is necessary. This Office is a critical pillar of our democracy.
I also congratulate former Minister of Health Volda Lawrence, on her selection as a member of parliament. Ms Lawrence brings a wealth of experience and is no stranger to the representation of the people.
I look forward to working with the Leader of the Opposition and members of the parliament on behalf of all citizens.
This moment represents an opportunity for Government and the Opposition to work together as we build our nation, protect our citizens and ensure equitable opportunities for all Guyanese.