WLCU – At the Crossroads:
Government by the People for the People
or Anarchy by the Few over the Many
It is my singular privilege and honour to address the 17th World Congress of the WLCU in Mexico City. It should not be lost on those attending that the significance of the Congress being held in the birthplace of the WLCU is both symbolic but nevertheless very critical to the issues that now face the organisation and upon which I am asked to address.
Today, I want to focus on the concept of “corporate governance”, as it applies to the WLCU and to the recent attention given to the failure to implement and have brought to the fore many overdue and long-needed reforms, in particular the following:
- A completely new Constitution, containing not only the organic constituents of what a constitution should be for effectively a transnational body, such as the WLCU; and
- A Constitution that, of itself, has within the one document all internal and external powers and procedures that will give a uniformity and a homogeneity to the Constitution, irrespective of race, so that each and every member throughout the Diaspora identifies with the body in question.
It is on these issues that I seek to canvass and critically asses the state of affairs, such as they exist, and why it is that this Congress should contemplate and proceed with due deference to the procedures in place, to ensure that the democratic sentiments embodied within the Constitution are upheld and not in any way emasculated….Steven Stanton.Read more