‘Time for local governance’

–US Ambassador

The absence of local government elections is robbing communities of vital relationships with their political representatives, according to United States Ambassador to Guyana Brent Hardt, who believes that once this gap is bridged it will be transformative for the country.

“One of the challenges Guyana faces in its political system is a lack of connectivity between people and their government… to me this is something that really could be and will be a transformative issue for the country to hold these elections,” Hardt told Stabroek News in an interview on Monday.

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