‘Take it with a pinch of salt’ – PPP on new time frame for LGE


By Jomo Paul

General Secretary of the PPP/C, Clement Rohee. [iNews' Photo]
General Secretary of the PPP/C, Clement Rohee. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) does not have any faith in the Government to deliver on its promise of Local Government Elections (LGE) and is saying that the new time frame for the elections should be taken with a pinch of salt.

General Secretary, Clement Rohee at a press conference on October 26 stated that recent statements that “Local Government elections is likely to be held in the second quarter of next year and in the midst of nationwide celebrations marking Guyana’s 50th anniversary of independence has come as no surprise.”

“Ironically, the nation had to await a meeting between Gecom and representatives of the ABC countries to learn that local government elections will be held in 2016. How shameful! It was not until the said meeting with the Western countries’ diplomats that the government sprung into action,” Rohee stated.

When asked of the insinuations being made in his statement, Rohee said there was none.

The “statement should be taken with a pinch of salt since a number of issues are yet to be settled long before local government elections are held, included among them are the legal and administrative measures required to transform Bartica, Mabaruma, Madhia and Lethem into townships,” the General Secretary stated.

“The APNU+AFC is hoping that they will be able to replace the current PPP Regional Chairmen at Regions 1 and 9 with pro-government Mayors and Town Clerks in the new Municipalities. The PPP wishes to point out that no amount of visits to hospitals, tree planting exercises or social bribes such as distribution of shoes and sports gears at Lethem, Mabaruma and other communities will convince residents that the services provided by the extant RDCs will qualitatively improve by moving from an RDC to a Municipally. Taxation policies will be no easy matter either.”



  1. Don’t beg for help from the online news,what is affecting you is opposition to your crap, Linden has ppl who stand up for its rights not like you brain dead cowards,you are all failure to yourself,,,the time you spend hiding behind your mouse do something for the development of Guyana,,

  2. Oh no they won’t touch Linden because of the conquences to follow. “port mourant ny usa”as mentioned in your blog Lindener’s would take to the streets and burn schools down however it’s worrisome since idiotic blogger like MADMAXX can’t comprehend this. His mind is still in the gutters and hence blogs total nonsense. I am surprised that his commentaries gets published by this credible online publication.

  3. I live next to you,do you not live in ROBB Street,you to brain dead to even follow the tip of your nose,,,many of your kind live on my taxes in the Bronx,Richmond hill and in south ozone,,,you read about them in the news,,house fraud,cocaine,medical fraud,insurance frauds, and you have many more going down very soon,all your kind,,,,

  4. now they take away the street lights in bath settlement why non linden they will never do that because the people will take the street and burnt the school down. bath settlement should call moses and kemraj or ask them to pay for the street light with their big salary.

  5. Stop blogging nonsense MAXIPAD. You don’t make sense hense it’s extremely difficult to follow your getto messages. Are you living in the Bronx????

  6. Stop dreaming,,you still wishing and hoping for miracles, you that daft that even after elections and the results you still in PARK,hit your stand still dead brain into DRIVE and you will be better off, the Only place you PPP will be is in opposition, enjoy that until the next election,its all over for you fools,5 yrs of sadness and U R out,soon the pitch will be out of your reach,,the bleachers is the closest U will be watching the match,,,

  7. Totally agreed with you SmaftFly. This Colation continues to drive our country into the gutters. They can’t deliver on their promises hence continues to fool the electorate. They have awarded themselves a whopping 50% increase but a measly 5 to 10% increase for Civil Servents. They have increase the pension by a pedly amount and removed the water and electricity subsidies hence leaving our pensioners to live in total poverty. They have removed the uniform subsidy for school children without consideration and proper planning.

    PPP/C please do all you can to take this country back.

  8. Smartfly,you`re just as DUMB a fly like your companion Roheefly.What this Coalition has done in a matter of months,the PPP hasn`t done in 20 plus years.Jagdeo had an opportunity to tackle the border issue head on,but instead,gave the Venu`s an opportunity to hold on to the sea that is not theirs,but believe it is.His name should now be PETER SELLERS,with no leadership skills.The government deserves the raise they receive,why the PPP do not give back theirs,the hypocrites they are.

  9. At least on this score Mr Rohee has his bearings absolutely correct… it is called dialectics… keep on the same path Mr Rohee…. the PPP leadership needs to re consolidate itself and this seems to be panning out… President Jagdeo has also strategically placed the ruling cabal on the back foot … and all their mis steps are an open book…the Minister Of Ministers is rather quiet these days…. after mouthing off that they have no apologies to make to the nation for rewarding themselves to massive increases in salaries. Laughingly, an old PNC stalwart named Rawle Lucas penning a lot of gibberish supporting it… little he knows what happened to the smart fly in the cow’s k@Ka&90e !!!!!


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