Local Govt Elections: GECOM Chairman discards concerns by PPP Commissioners

Local Govt Elections: GECOM Chairman discards concerns by PPP Commissioners

Monday, 14 July 2014 –  by  Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

Dr Steve Surujbally

Dr Steve Surujbally

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Dr. Steve Surujbally on Monday debunked claims by the three ruling party-nominated commissioners that the local government elections machinery was rusty and could lead to disenfranchisement.

Surujbally insisted that the commission was “fully prepared and committed” to move into election mode with “immediacy” whenever the Local Government Minister issues an order after consulting with GECOM.

In terms of actual preparations for local government elections , the Commission Chairman said they already have a work plan that caters for 180 days from the date of the ministerial order. This timeframe is largely a result of the sequential statutory requirements and other prerequisite activities for the conduct of the elections.   

He said those statutory prerequisites have been shared with Stakeholders, including Political Parties, the Private Sector Commission, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the International Development Partners, and other interested parties.

[Read more:  Local Govt Elections – GECOM discards PPP concerns ]


Also Read-  GECOM – LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS – Details on constituencies and polling arrangements etc: (click link below)


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  • OBSERVER  On July 20, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    HOLD LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS NOW. HOLD GENERAL ELECTIONS NOW. GECOM is ready. The People are ready. STOP the stalling. STOP the dictatorship.

  • Rajwantee Bullock  On March 4, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    I am happy to hear that Local Government Elections are finally taking place in Guyana. I was a commonwealth observer for your last general election and submitted a report on the need for Local government elections. I want to Congratulate the Government and Opposition for reaching this Point. I hope every thing runs smoothly and your elections results will be satisfactory to all. I am following closely and I wish I was there to see it materialise.

    Councillor Rajwantee Bullock

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