Mahdia on the ball with first statutory council meeting

DPI, Guyana, Friday, January 11, 2019

The municipality of Mahdia has started the ball rolling with the holding of its first statutory meeting

A release from the council said the municipality met on January 3, two days after newly sworn-in Mayor, David Adams began official duties.

President David Granger and Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan unveil the monument at the official declaration of the township back in October.

According to the details of the release, Mayor Adams presided over the meeting which addressed several matters, including the filling of vacant positions such as the town clerk and treasurer. Members also requested that expressions of interest be invited from the public for the renting of temporary accommodations for the council.

Other matters addressed included the procurement of council’s seal, approval of council’s signatories and establishing of a bank account for the council.

The chairman and vice-chairman of the select committee on municipal affairs were appointed and were mandated to consult with stakeholders after which a report should be presented on the council’s rule of procedure, municipal license and permits.

The council’s relationship with the Guyana Association of Municipalities was also discussed. The council has agreed to provide regular updates to the public on Radio Mahdia.

The release stated that local businessman, Roger Hinds attended the meeting and pledged financial support to assist the council in its initial endeavours.

Mahdia was officially declared the 10th town in Guyana by President David Granger in October last year, just in time for its participation in the Local Government Elections (LGE).

It joined three other new townships; Bartica in Region Seven, Lethem in Region Nine and Mabaruma in Region One. It will serve as the capital town of the Potaro-Siparuni Region.

The naming of Mahdia as a township was the fulfilment of a larger vision of the Coalition Government to establish a capital town in each of the administrative regions of the country.

Alexis Rodney.

Images: Department of Public Information.

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