APNU takes Local Gov’t Campaign to Linden

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Leader of the APNU, David Granger interacts with Linden residents during the outreach.
Leader of the APNU, David Granger interacts with Linden residents during the outreach.

[www.inewsguyana.com]A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Members of Parliament led by Opposition Leader David Granger conducted an out-reach exercise in Linden- Upper Demerara- Berbice Region on January 31 and February 1.

During the two day exercise the Parliamentarians, party leaders and local activists fanned-out into several communities in Wismar and McKenzie; over 10 communities were visited.

According to a press statement from the Party, House to house visits were conducted and leaders got an opportunity not only to bring APNU’s message to members of the community, but also to listen to and see first-hand the challenges facing the residents.

On November 28, APNU launched its Local Government campaign and have since conducted several public meetings and out-reach exercises all across the country.

APNU Local Government Elections Campaign Director, Winston Felix, said the Linden out –reach was just the first of many such exercises that will be conducted nation-wide in the coming weeks and month.

The Campaign Director said that the exercise was a great opportunity for APNU to understand what is happening at the level of the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs), and for national and regional leaders to get familiar with the problems facing NDC’s so that they can better understand what will be needed to mount successful campaigns in individual local government areas and constituencies.

“Some of the issues that were of concern to residents were; marketing of their farm produce, high costs of living, poor roads, inadequate water supply, unemployment and the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) administration failing to full-fill agreements that were signed between the government and the representatives of the people of Linden in August 2012,” the press release noted.

At a Press Conference on January 31, Granger said that APNU was preparing for local government elections this year (2014).

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