The newly elected Mayors and Deputy Mayors of the nine Town Councils were charged by the President of Guyana, David Granger this morning, to embody the leadership characteristics of representation, inclusiveness and effectiveness.
This is following their swearing-in ceremony at State house, today.
In his remarks, the Head of State pointed out that town councils are part of the tripartite system of Government, that is, Ministers representing at a national level, Regional Chairman at a regional level and Mayors at the municipal or local level.
“All three levels must work together if they are to deliver the quality of life that the citizen’s desire, or our citizens deserve. We cannot be separate. We cannot refuse to cooperate, regardless of which party they come from or which part of the country they function. All three levels- municipal, regional and national, must work together for the common goal,” he said.
Moreover, Granger went onto outline that the officials were elected by their constituents and so they must ensure that their actions and decisions are reflective of what will benefit the people, as he reminded them that Local Government elections will be held once again.
“I urge you therefore to ensure that all of the citizens in your towns and in your wards, or in your constituency are aware of the decisions that you are taking [which] affects them.”
The offices of these newly sworn in Mayors and their deputies will be effective April 1, 2017.
The newly sworn-in Mayors are: Patricia Chase-Green- Georgetown, Kirt Wynter- New Amsterdam, Krishnand Jaichand- Corriverton, Carwyn Holland- Linden, Vijay Ramoo- Rose Hall, Rabindranauth Mohan- Anna Regina, Gifford Marshall- Bartica, Carlton Beckles- Lethem and Henry Smith- Mabaruma.
The Deputy Mayors are: Lionel Jaikaran- Georgetown, Winifred Heywood- New Amsterdam, Jamna Persaud Ghamandi- Corriverton, Waneka Arrindell- Linden, Dave Budhu- Rose Hall, Darshan Persaud- Anna Regina, Nageshwari Lochanpersaud- Bartica and Maxine Welsh- Lethem.