– Odeen Ishmael, Rudy Insanally among others earmarked for membershipBY: Devina SamarooDistinguished Guyanese Diplomats Dr Odeen Ishmael and Dr Rudy Insanally are among those being considered to be a part of the soon-to-be established broad-based agency to deal with the country’s border matters.State Minister Joseph Harmon on Thursday at the post-cabinet press briefing announced that a decision was taken to set up the body of experts after a proposal was made by Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge.Dr Rudy InsanallyThe National Border Institute will provide advice and ideas on border related matters, and will also serve as a research organisation aimed at solving complex problems and crafting plans for future developments.“(The Institute) will enable research to ensure the maintenance of Guyana’s territorial integrity as well as to discuss issues relating to our air space and continental shelf… This is a very important matter because the border institute is the repository of all documents, maps, charts and so on that has to do with the territorial integrity issues,” Harmon explained.Some of these territorial issues include the Guyana/Venezuela border controversy and the Guyana/Suriname border dispute.The National Border Institute will be a semi-autonomous body governed by a board of directors and will initially be chaired by the Foreign Affairs Minister.Members of the board will be selected from relevant stakeholder organisations such as the Attorney General Chambers, GDF, National Archives, University of Guyana, Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Guyana Lands and Surveys, and the Maritime Administration Department, following extensive consultations.“All Guyanese who have some input to make, we will look forward to that,” the State Minister expressed.The minister noted that government will move to the National Assembly to seek approval of expenditure to establish the organisation, however he could not disclose an estimated figure on the undertaking.Dr Odeen IshmaelMeanwhile, Dr Ishmael is most notable for his service as Guyana’s Ambassador to Venezuela and Dr Insanally for his role as Foreign Affairs Minister of Guyana.Dr Ishmael retired from the diplomatic service in June 2014 after last serving as Guyana’s Ambassador to Kuwait.He also served as ambassador to the United States and Qatar as well as Permanent Representative to the Organisation of American States (OAS).Dr Insanally has been Guyana’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations since 1987.He was also Counsellor to Guyana’s Embassy to the United States and Guyana’s Charge D’affaires and subsequently Ambassador in Venezuela.Both individuals have developed respected careers in the Foreign Service.
0Shares0000FKF President Nick Mwendwa (right) with his predecessor Sam Nyamweya ( left) after a meeting at FKF’s Secretariat on 16th, February, 2016. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.NAIROBI, Kenya, May 25 – The High Court on Friday declared illegal the 10 years suspension from all football activities imposed on former Football Kenya Federation (FKF) boss, Sam Nyamweya.Constitutional court judge Justice Chacha Mwita, said in his judgment that the decision by FKF National Executive Committee meeting held on March 21, 2017, was unlawful, irrational and mischievous. “The decision communicated to CAF, FIFA and CECAFA is null and void as Nyamweya was not given an opportunity to defend himself as required by the law. The declaration by the constitutional court, means that Nyamweya is free to comment on football matters both locally and internationally,” the ruling read.The judge also ordered FKF to pay the cost of the suit filed by Nyamweya challenging the purported suspension.FKF president, Sam Nyamweya. PHOTO/FileNyamweya moved to court upon receiving a letter from FKF pronouncing his suspension from commenting on football activities in the country for a period of ten years.The former FKF President, through his lawyer Martin Wahome Njagi told the judge that the decision was unreasonable, irrational and made in bad faith.The lawyer submitted that NEC meeting purported to suspend him when he was not Federation member, saying he had resigned a year ago.“The petitioner is being targeted since he filed a case against the current FKF chairman Nick Mwendwa and other officials of the Federation,” the lawyer argued.Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa attending the GOtv Shield final in 2017. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWahome pointed out that the ban has brought his character and legacy as a respected local and international football administrator into question.Before the hearing and determination of the petition the trial judge issued a temporary orders stopping FKF from effecting the said NEC decision.The lawyer argued that the petitioner has not been held culpable for any misconduct or allegations as purported by NEC meeting which pronounced his suspension subsequent ban.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)