US envoy warns local polls won’t be held unless more people demand them

-says president cannot be ‘inconsistent’ on constitution

Continuing to urge the holding of long overdue local government elections, United States Ambassador to Guyana Brent Hardt on Monday suggested that the polls would not be called unless more people demand them and he invoked the name of PPP founder Dr Cheddi Jagan in his appeal.

Speaking at the closing ceremony for Blue CAPS’ Building Communities through Leadership Training and Service programme at Duke Lodge, Kingston, in Georgetown on Monday, the outgoing US Ambassador restated the case for the holding of the polls, and flayed a plethora of excuses that have been offered by the President and the ruling party.

“We are delighted that we are now seeing civil society in the lead, demanding the elections. And let me be clear, you will need to continue doing so and doing so with …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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