AFC plans 3-pronged approach to push for local government polls

Alliance for Change (AFC) Leader Khemraj Ramjattan says the party has conceptualized and is preparing to implement a three-pronged approach to laying pressure on government to hold local government elections.

When Stabroek News contacted Ramjattan yesterday he said he was in Naamryck, Parika, assessing the residents’ feelings on the effectiveness of their local authority, and their disposition toward local government elections. Residents of the area reportedly told Ramjattan that their local authority councillors “are hopeless” and need to be removed.

All of the people in Naamryck want local government elections, Ramjattan explained, as he reiterated the low esteem with which the community’s councillors are regarded. According to AFC’s leader, the party has already devised several work plans and is in the process of “fine-tuning” them.

Ramjattan said AFC plans to visit communities across the nation reminding them of the fact that local government election has not been held since 1994, and explaining to them the importance of them calling on government to hold the elections. These elections, he continued, must be held no later than December 31,  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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