[www.inewsguyana.com] – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on January 13, 2015 handed over three (3) Honda All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to assist the Secretariat with its work at its various interior locations in Guyana.
Speaking at the simple handing over ceremony in GECOM’S compound, representative from the UNDP Trevor Benn expressed the UNDP’s commitment to supporting a transparent electoral process.
Benn urged GECOM to utilize the ATVs to better serve the needs of the Guyanese people as preparations are being made continuously by GECOM for imminent elections in 2015.
GECOM’s Chief Election Officer, Keith Lowenfield, who received the keys to the vehicles, expressed gratitude to the UNDP “for this timely gesture of support and promised to utilize these vehicles for the purpose for which they were intended.”
He emphasized that with the help of these ATVs, GECOM will be greatly assisted with its ability to move more freely within its interior locations.
The Elections Commissions says as it continues to prepare assiduously for forthcoming elections, a number of strategic measures are currently being put in place to ensure the efficient, effective and transparent management of General and Regional Elections.