Transparency body urges gov’t to call local polls

The Transparency Institute Guyana Inc. (TIGI) last evening added its voice to the call for the holding of Local Government Elec-tions as early as possible.

The government has come under enormous pressure in recent months to hold local government elections but has made a series of excuses as to why this is not possible.

In a statement, TIGI noted that the last such elections took place in 1994 although the law requires them to be held every three years. Further, it said that Article 12 of the constitution states that local government by freely elected representatives is an integral part of the democratic organization of the State.

“The failure to hold local government elections is a denial of the democratic rights of the people of Guyana to choose who amongst them should manage the affairs of their communities. Ironically, this is the most devastating charge that the present Administration consistently and constantly (levelled)  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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