[www.inewsguyana.com] – The main opposition party – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) – continues its national outreach campaign to promote and educate Guyanese in preparation for Local Government Elections.
On Friday, March 14the Partnership conducted an outreach exercise in Lusignan, East Coast of Demerara.
The APNU team which was headed by Opposition Chief Whip Amna Ally and included, Dr. George Norton, Ronald Bulkan, Annette Ferguson, Christopher Jones and Region 4 Councilors Ramrattie Jagdeo and Shondel Hope, toured the Lusignan Market and walked about the village interacting with residents and distributing educational material pertaining to Local Government Elections along with APNU’s position on the Anti –Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism legislation.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, March 15the party conducted a similar exercise in the Mon-Repos area. The Mon Repos outreach team was led by leader of the Parliamentary Majority David Granger and included several Members of Parliament and regional leaders.
APNU noted the deplorable condition of the public infrastructure in both Mon Repos and Lusignan, especially the clogged up drains and irrigation canals and the pot-holed- unpaved roads.
APNU blamed the conditions on a lack of a coherent infrastructure policy, the lack of a comprehensive plan and the failure of the Peoples Progressive Party Civic administration to develop such a plan.
APNU feels strongly that the lack of such a plan and the absence of a strong democratically elected Neighbourhood Democratic Council has impaired economic development in local government areas such as Mon Repos and Lusignan.
APNU reiterates its call for early Local Government Elections.