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.