[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Indian Government has donated over $10M to the Guyana Elections Commission for its civic voter education campaign as the May 11 date for General and Regional Elections draws closer.
In a release to the media on Thursday, GECOM said “His Excellency, the High Commissioner of India to Guyana, Mr. V. Mahalingam, presented to the Chief Election Officer, Mr. Keith Lowenfield a cheque to the value of GUY$10 250 000. This contribution will be utilized by GECOM in aspects of its Civic and Voter Education programme.”
The elections Body also stated that the funds will be used to ensure that adequate provisions are in place during the elections to facilitate persons living with disabilities and for activities associated with Polling Day itself.
GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer promised to judiciously use the funds provided by the High Commission of India to further serve the Guyanese people through the competent, proficient and professional delivery of GECOM’s Civic and Voter Education Programme.