Guyana: Local Government Elections set for March 18, 2016

March 18 – Local Government Elections

Friday, 20 November 2015 13:59 – by Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

Min. Ronald Bulkan

Min. Ronald Bulkan

Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan has revealed that the APNU+AFC administration has named a date for local government elections.

Bulkan at a press conference on Friday November 20th stated that LGE would be held on March 18, 2016.

“Local government is about handing decision-making power to the people to enable them to efficiently and effectively manage their communities. With these facts in mind, I am pleased to inform you that local government elections will be conducted on March 18, 2016.” Bulkan stated.

Bulkan reminded that elections are important because they are a democratic constitutional right.
He said they are essential because the entire local government system is currently rotten and must be rehabilitated and made fully functional.

“Democratic renewal of local government organs is long overdue,” said Bulkan.
Guyana has not held Local Government Polls since 1994 under the former administration.

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  • De castro  On 11/21/2015 at 8:20 am

    Hooray……at last…..will it be an annual event ?
    Hope so. Underperformance or incorrect decision making at local level should be
    determined every year by ballot. Democracy at local level is as important if not
    more than at national levels.
    Ways I sees it
    Good luck to all on march 18th.


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