[www.inewsguyana.com] – Cabinet has not, in any of its statutory meetings discussed the possibility of having geographically restrictive Local Government election.
This was stated by Head of the Presidential Secretariat and Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon at a post-Cabinet media briefing on Thursday.
Dr. Luncheon was responding to a question as to whether Government would consider having local government election only for the city of Georgetown to end the on-going conflict at the Mayor and City Council.
Sections of the media reported that a top official from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has said that election for the city only is legal, and that the commission is set to discuss the matter, and will be shortly meeting with the representatives of the political parties in this regard.
Dr. Luncheon said that whilst he has read the statement, such decisions as it relates to the date and design of the local government election are within the province of the administration, though a decision on the geographic restrictive local government election has not attracted its attention.