Local Gov’t Minister confident that Local Gov’t Bills will be assented to

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Local Government Minister Ganga Persaud says he is confident President Donald Ramotar will assent to the four local Government Bills.

At a press conference yesterday, the Minister expressed optimism that the President will put the country’s development first and assent to the Bills.

He stressed that the President does not want to delay the holding of the long awaited local Government elections.

Surprisingly, the Minister expressed his excitement for the elections to be held, despite the fact that he was absent from the National Assembly on two occasions when he was slated to present the Bills for debate, thus causing a delay.

Meanwhile, he told reporters that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has commenced preparations for the elections.

When asked about the status of the Bills, the Local Government Minister explained that two of them were sent to the Attorney General’s chambers and that the remaining two will be sent shortly.

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