U.S. Ambassador renews call on local authorities for Local Government elections
In another direct call on local authorities, US Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt, says his Government wants to see the Guyana Government and the opposition coming to a consensus in order to ensure that Local Government Elections are held this year. The US Ambassador was speaking at a reception to welcome the Head of its Leadership and Democracy Project.
In anticipation of Local Government Elections, the US Embassy, through its USAID Leadership And Democracy Lead Project, has pledged its commitment to work with the Guyana Elections Commission during the election process.
The US Ambassador said after consultations with key stakeholders of the political arena, the embassy decided to get involved, given the Government only has executive powers, while the opposition parties hold legislative power.
Chief of Party Glen Bradbury, who is the new Head of the Lead Project said while Guyana has challenges, the elected leaders should remember that they are in office to serve the people.
The Lead project is hope to assist towards the USAID’s long standing record of unbiased engagement in strengthening democracy and Governance in Guyana. The US Ambassador and diplomatic representatives from other major organisations, including the UNDP, have been making their concerns known in public statements recently.