Generation 2000 (G2K) — the young professional affiliate of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) — has elected former University of Technology lecturer Stephen Edwards as its next president.
Edwards — a civil engineer and former vice president of the organisation — was elected at the group’s annual general meeting Saturday.
Edwards succeeds Senator Matthew Samuda, who did not seek re-election.
Meanwhile, Daniella Allen, Tashay Rhoden, Edson Z Carr and Ozane Bell, were elected unopposed as vice presidents. At the same time, Oludiad Browndefeated former Vice President Omar Francis for the post of general secretary.
“Since its inception Generation 2000 has always been effective in policy development and has worked closely with the leadership of the JLP in media relations. Jamaicans can expect G2K to be more strident than ever in the development of creative and credible solutions to Jamaica’s Challenges,” Edwards said.
“With the Jamaica Labour Party taking control of both Central Government and Local Government there is now a tremendous opportunity for young professionals to not only present new ideas on national development but to also play an integral role in seeing them to fruition,” he added.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness challenged G2K members to find solutions that will serve all Jamaicans, especially with regards to the development of economic independence, as it is the only sustainable path out of poverty.
FEATURED IMAGE: New G2K President Stephen Edwards.