Don’t be intimidated, ensure all are registered to vote – Min. Norton

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, July 6, 2019

“Get registered and don’t be intimidated.” Those were the watchwords that Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton left with the residents of Melanie Damishana.

The minister, along with his colleague Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan, was part of an interactive session conducted earlier this evening at the May 26 Nursery School. Minister Norton reiterated the call for House-to-House Registration to ensure that all eligible persons can vote. He urged residents to not be intimidated when polling day arrives.

Also addressing the residents of Melanie Damishana, Minister Ramjattan reiterated government’s position to respect the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) rulings regarding the December 21 vote, to ensure stability prevails.

“We have worked over the last four years to ensure there is social cohesion. However, there are persons who are bent on mischief-making,” the Public Security Minister noted as he explained the current political situation.

He urged the residents not to fall prey to falsehoods peddled by the opposition and to ensure they get registered to vote “to avoid a repeat of the 23 years that eventually almost upturned the country.

The Public Security Minister also took time to ensure persons understand that the government has been working assiduously to ensuring citizens have the good life. In this regard, he highlighted the gains made by his ministry such as the Forensic laboratory, more training for police, enforcement of the noise nuisance legislation and more.

Today’s meeting was also organised to listen to the residents issues. Among those raise included the need for more police patrols, road repairs, the revetment of several drainage canals, and settling of land disputes.

The issues were noted by the ministerial team and will be transferred to the relevant ministries and agencies.

The meeting also saw in attendance, the Melanie Damishana Neighbourhood Democratic Council and other regional officials.

Images: Tejpaul  Bridgemohan/ Abike Barker  

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