Gov’t foot dragging on local gov’t reform, polls, says Bulkan
-as APNU calls for halt to IMCs
Main opposition APNU yesterday accused the government of failing to lay the groundwork for the holding of long overdue local government elections, while calling the administration to halt its continuing campaign to impose partisan Interim Management Committees (IMCs) on communities.
At a news conference yesterday at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition on Hadfield Street, APNU MP Ronald Bulkan, who is the coalition’s spokesman on Local Government and Regional Development, accused the Donald Ramotar administration of hypocrisy.
Instead of making visible moves to facilitate the holding of local government elections, he charged, the administration has callously continued its campaign to dismantle duly-elected local government councils and replace them with IMCs, comprising largely of hand-picked loyalists and ignoring in …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.