Region Six sees enthusiastic voters casting ballots

– “Persons believe in local democracy” – APNU Regional Party Chairman

DPI, Guyana, Monday, November 12, 2018

November 12 marked the date for the hosting of the second Local Government Elections (LGE) since the Coalition assumed office in 2015. Scores of residents in the Ancient County came out to the various polling stations to exercise their voting rights.

In New Amsterdam, representatives from A Partnership for National Unity (APNU); the Alliance For Change (AFC) and the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) are contesting at this years’ Local Government Election (LGE).

During the Department of Public Information’s (DPI) visit to the East Bank of Berbice today, several residents were seen making their way to cast their ballots. 50-year-old Azeez Moakhan of Sisters Village said he is excited about the LGE. He noted that “it feels good to know we have another opportunity to vote for someone who we know can represent our village or community.”

At 9:48 am today, approximately 38 Berbicians residing at Glasgow Housing Scheme on the East Bank of Berbice had already voted.

At the Tutorial Academy Secondary School, Claude Henry Deputy Regional Executive Officer for the East Berbice/Corentyne region was all smiles as he made his way to vote. Henry was the first to enter the polling station.

At the New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary School (NAMS) which was also utilised as a polling station, DPI caught up with Kirk Fraser, Regional Chairman for the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) party. “Persons believe in local democracy” the Chairman reiterated.

Meanwhile, at the Angoy’s Avenue polling locations, the New Amsterdam Nursing School along with the Smithfield Drop-in-Centre were among the venues that saw resident enthusiastically casting their ballots.

Persons from East and West Canje, Lower and Upper Corentyne, and those on the West Coast of Berbice headed out to cast their ballots.

Polling Stations in the Berbice are expected to be closed at 18 hours before the counting of votes begin

Story and Images by Kellon Rover.