Voters; candidates in Upper Corentyne foresee positives from 2018 LGE
DPI, Guyana, Monday, November 12, 2018
Voters and candidates contesting the 2018 Local Government Elections (LGE) alike said they anticipate some positive overhauls in their communities.
Candidates in the various constituencies in the Upper Corentyne area are voting to bring about changes in their respective areas.
APNU candidate for the “Little Africa” community, Constituency Three, in Corriverton Village, Corentyne, Abel Aubrey Hunte said he is grateful to the government for allowing locals in the governing of their own communities.
“Because of such opportunities, we will take every opportunity to ensure that communities are revitalized and are elevated to higher heights.” He said his interest is not only in drainage and irrigation, and roads, but to ensure that residents are satisfied with their quality of life.
“Today is the day we will make the whole of Corriverton rise higher,” Hunte said.
Mohammed Faiaz Mursalain, who is contesting Constituency Four in Skeldon, said he is confident that he will win and further the much-needed development in his community.
Khemraj Persaud, of Corriverton, told the Department of Public Information (DPI) that his vote is to pave the way for those who are coming behind. “I voted today because we want to see our community go well with a lot of development so that the young generation can have a better place to live.”
Joy Castello was the first to cast her vote at the Corriverton Primary School when polls opened at 6:00hrs. She said it is her duty to choose whom she wants to represent her community on the local council.
Images: Tejpaul Bridgemohan.