GECOM gets $10.2M from Indian Gov’t for voter education programme

Indian High Commissioner Venkatchalam Mahalingam hands over the cheque to GECOM’s Keith Lowenfield
Indian High Commissioner Venkatchalam Mahalingam hands over the cheque to GECOM’s Keith Lowenfield

[] – 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.


  1. India give ten million to Gecom. But they have been giving the PPP tens of Billions of dollars. Guyana wealth is not from tax, it is from the middle east and India, China, and Norway.

  2. pnc will have their say on his dang…US give gecom for the youth thing..US give red thread …so far red thread grabbed de moola and gone into hiding..US must have known giving red thread and pnc youth thing is funneling mony to pnc through the back door since all them hundreds of indians that joined pnc dont trust pnc with their money hahahaha

  3. Kudos to PM Narendra Modi & the Government & People of India for making this most generous contribution towards the safeguarding of democracy. What has China given Guyana other than corrupt best practices and supporting the grand larcenists at large. Orupaadu nanni to HC Mahalingam.


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