Local Authorities seats orders served on GECOM

The necessary orders pertaining to the seats in the various local government organs,  the areas where the elections are to take place and the constituencies to be demarcated were served yesterday on the Guyana Elections Commission.

In keeping with the provisions  of the Local Authorities (Elections)  (Amendment) Act, 2009,  Minister of Local Government and Regional Development   Kellawan Lall made the necessary orders  and  had them  served on GECOM,  according to a news release yesterday  from Ministerial Advisor in the Ministry,  Clinton Collymore.

The seating ranges from twelve for small NDCs to twenty for larger ones, so  that the constituencies will range from six to ten as the case may be.   And where the municipalities are concerned, the seats range from fourteen in the case of New Amsterdam to thirty in the case of Georgetown.

The orders which were served on GECOM  were addressed to Chairman of the Commission, Dr Steve Surujbally and copies of the correspondence were made available to key stakeholders, the release added.

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