Corriverton residents encouraged to participate at LGE

– “LGE is the pathway to democracy”

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Residents of Corriverton, East Corentyne Berbice and surrounding communities were this afternoon encouraged by President David Granger to participate in the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE).

The Head of State was at the time addressing a community meeting at the Corriverton Primary School.

President Granger told the residents that “LGE is the pathway to democracy” noting that there will be rapid development in Corriverton if there is active participation in November.

“Today, we are here to tell the members of this community, to reassure the members of this community that there will be faster progress, there will be greater prosperity, there will be greater happiness for the people of Corriverton if they participate fully in the Local Government Elections.”

The president remarked that  “we are serious about Local Government Elections” noting that it is “a constitutional right”.

He also reminded those in attendance that this is the second time is twenty-two years, citizens are being given the opportunity to vote at the local level.

Local Government Elections will be held on November 12, 2018. This marks the second local government elections being held when constitutionally due, under the current administration. The last local government prior to the change of government in 2015  was held in 1994.

In addition to encouraging residents to vote, President Granger donated several bicycles to the children of the community.

Anara Khan

Images: Keno George

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