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Nov 4, 2016

NGO leaders promise appointee will be ready for January

Armando Aban

The Association of Protected Areas Management Organizations (APAMO), following the passing of the Sixth Amendment, nominated former executive director of Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management, Gregory Ch’oc, but he never took office because the Government refused to commence the relevant sections of the Amendment. Armando Aban assures that the process will result in a nomination, and that Government will not be allowed to interfere to make the final candidate someone it can stomach, knowing that it could be the tie-breaking vote on close legislation.

 

Armando Aban, International Commissioner, Scouting Association of Belize

“We have to start doing it befero the time is allocated to us by January seventeenth of next year and we will do that. The N.G.O. is very smart and we will come up with that.”

 

Reporter

“Is there any influence or interference from the government because the PM has indicated that since this person will be able to block the government that they want to dialogue with the N.G.O. community to make sure that it is not someone who they feel is just there to be a stop against functioning government.”

 

Armando Aban

“Not at this point.”

 

Reporter

“No influence is apparent?”

 

Armando Aban

“No, not at this point.”

 

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