March 13, 2023 is Local Government Elections

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The Government of Guyana is committed to upholding democracy and believes that the holding of Local Government Elections (LGE) is an important pillar in our democratic political system.

Pursuant to this belief, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Nigel Dharamlall has appointed March 13, 2023, as the date for LGE.

Minister Dharamlall, on Thursday, wrote to Justice (Retd) Claudette Singh, Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) appointing the date based on the work plan submitted by GECOM.

“Please be informed that pursuant to Section 35 (1) of the Local Authorities (Elections) Act, Chapter 28:03, I appoint March 13, 2023, as the day on which elections of Councillors for Local Authorities shall be held,” Dharamlall said in the letter to Justice Singh.

Accordingly, an Order under Section 35 shall be published in the Gazette appointing the date. As part of the Government’s commitment, some $2.9B has been allocated to GECOM for preparatory works to ensure the successful planning and execution of LGE.

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