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Portia Simpson Miller Appoints Special Team to Oversee Implementation of Appraisal Committee Recommendations

Portia Simpson Miller Appoints Special Team to Oversee Implementation of Appraisal Committee Recommendations

Kingston, Jamaica; September 25, 2016: The President of the People’s National Party (PNP), the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, today announced a special team to oversee the implementation of the recommendations from the Appraisal Committee that examined the reasons for the defeat of the PNP in the February 25, 2016 election.

Mrs. Simpson Miller told the National Executive Council (NEC) , the highest decision making body of the PNP outside of Annual Conference, that the committee would be co-chaired by Former Minister and High Commissioner to the UK Aloun Assamba and Former Ambassador to China and Washington, Ralph Thomas.

The ten member committee will include representatives from the Women’s Movement, the PNPYO and the NWU.

The PNP President was acting upon her commitment given to the delegates and members of the Party at the Annual Conference on September 18, 2016, that she would announce the team by the first NEC meeting of the political year.

Mrs. Simpson Miller indicated to the NEC that it is extremely important for the Party to move with alacrity to implement the recommendations of the Appraisal Committee and commence the rebuilding of the Party.

She charged the members of the special team to do everything in their power to ensure that the recommendations are implemented on a timely and efficient basis.

The special team will monitor the implementation of the recommendations whilst the Secretariat of the Party will be responsible for implementing the recommendations.

The special team is to commence its work immediately. The team is required to report to the PNP President and the Executive Committee of the Party on a monthly basis and to all meetings of the NEC.