Poll date needed to release funds for local gov’t education drive

Funds for the Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) to commence intensive public education exercises on local government elections will not be disbursed until government names a substantive date for the run off of the polls.

This is according to Gecom spokesman Vishnu Persaud, who told Stabroek News yesterday that the commission is engaged, year-round, in public education exercises on all of its activities, including local government, and even general elections.

The funds for these general public education exercises come from provisions in Gecom’s Public Relations budget. At the same time, Persaud said, there is a separate budget which is dedicated in its entirety to public education activities relating to local government elections but the funds can only be released by the Ministry of Finance when the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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