APNU takes Local Gov’t Elections Campaign to Bartica

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APNU Member, Joseph Harmon interacting with a resident of Bartica.
APNU Member, Joseph Harmon interacting with a resident of Bartica.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) conducted an outreach exercise in Bartica on Sunday March 30 where a team of eight Members of Parliament led by Leader of the Opposition David Granger participated in the exercise.

The APNU MPs along with regional leaders and supporters of the Partnership fanned out into the community going door to door informing residents about APNU’s position on several matters of national and local interest.

The door-to-door exercise was followed by a Town Hall meeting at the St John’s Anglican School, Bartica. The meeting was addressed by Shadow Minister of Public Works Joseph Harmon and the Opposition Leader. The APNU leaders addressed a packed hall that included residents from Bartica, Rivers View, Batavia, Kartabo and Dogg Point, according to a press release from the Party.

In Harmon’s address, he gave the residents an explanation of what constitutes money laundering and APNU’s work in the Special Select Committee along with the Partnership position regarding the amendments to the current legislation.

 Town Hall meeting at the St John's Anglican School, Bartica
Town Hall meeting at the St John’s Anglican School, Bartica

Harmon said that APNU was committed to ensuring that Guyana not only have strong and enforceable Anti-Money Laundering laws, but was working to ensure the autonomous governance of the critical agencies responsible for ensuring the effective efforts to combat the national scourge of Money Laundering surrounding the new legislation was effective and enforceable.

Meanwhile, Granger’s remarks focused on the need for Local Government Elections and the neglect of Bartica and the Cuyuni-Mazaruni by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic Administration.

He said that local elections are needed in order to give residents the power to run their own communities. The Opposition Leader said that the poor roads, problems  of solid waste disposal and  inadequate water and light plaguing Bartica was a direct result of the PPP/C’s domination and mismanagement of the Local Government system.

APNU Leader, David Granger and other members meet with residents of Bartica.
APNU Leader, David Granger and other members meet with residents of Bartica.

He added that Bartica was one of the oldest communities in the nation and deserves to be a Township/Municipality. He told his audience that the PPP/C has neglected the hinterland regions of Guyana and made special reference to Regions 1, 7, 8 and 9. Granger said that APNU would use whatever clout it has in the National Assembly to make Bartica a Town.

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