GCCI hopes President will assent to Local Gov’t Bills


The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI) says it hopes that President Donald Ramotar will assent to the four Local Government Bills, which were passed in the National Assembly.

During the debate of the Bills, the government had expressed its displeasure with two of them – the Local Government Amendment Bill and the Local Government Commission Bill.

The GCCI in a statement to the media today, noted that the passage of these Bills along with that of the Amaila legislation  stands as a demonstration of political maturity and leadership on the part of the parliamentarians.

“…And what our parliamentary policy makers can achieve if dialogue, disclosure, and compromise form the foundation of their engagements. The end results are win-win situation for all Guyana and its development,” the GCCI noted.

According to the GCCI, thet eagerly await the authorization of the Guyana Elections Commission to begin preparations for the hosting of Local Government Elections.

“Similarly, the Chamber is hopeful that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) finds favour with the Amaila Falls hydro project and provides the necessary financing and safeguard mechanisms to ensure the project is implemented and managed efficiently and above board.”



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