Neighbourhood elections promise hope

Ways of Looking & Feeling

Electing leaders for villages, towns and the city offers Guyanese exciting prospects.

Such opportunity, denied the citizen for close to 20 years, offers everyone the personal power to determine who governs their neighbourhood.

From among our neighbours, family and village folks, we could actually choose the best among us to lead us, to spearhead local development.

20130117shaunCitizens welcome the news out of the fractured Parliament that local government elections will likely be held this year. For the city and the hundreds of villages and towns across the land, we’ll see new leaders emerge.

After foreign diplomats from the major aid nations made a joint international appeal, Government and the Opposition suddenly found the inspiration to make a unanimous commitment to make sure the people could elect their local leaders before year-end.

Let’s hope the Parliamentary Committee finishes its work in  a snap, and that Parliament passes the necessary laws to make this happen.

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