The Mayor and City Council (M&CC) of Georgetown on November 1, 2021, launched its official website, which is said to have been put in place to better serve citizens.
Deputy Mayor Alfred Mentore in his remarks at the simple launch held at the Kitty Market, Georgetown indicated that the website will serve as an addition to the various methods which the Council uses to communicate with the citizens as well as receive feedback and suggestions.
He stated, “as the world continues to become more digitally integrated, we at the Council must remain relevant by ensuring that we extend our reach to the most valuable stakeholder, the citizens.”
He highlighted that the launch of the website is a bold step taken by the Council. The Deputy Mayor expressed hope that this move will encourage other townships to follow suit and to create a virtual space to improve the lives of citizens by making access to services simpler and easier.
Mayor of Georgetown, Ubraj Narine said he is pleased with the launch of the website. He said, “the Council will continue to adapt to the changes and developments in our rapidly growing economy.”
He noted that it is important that “we (City Council) do our part to ensure that all stakeholders are a part of the process and are adequately informed and assisted as they conduct their business.”
Mayor Narine said that the newly launched website and the promotion of equal access to information is an important part of democracy that the Council intends to fulfill.
He said the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many businesses and services to a virtual platform to limit the interaction of people while still ensuring that business is continued, and services are delivered.
“I encourage all citizens to log on to our online platform and access its services as we work together to keep our City clean, protect our Citizens, and do our part in Guyana’s development. I have high hopes after this project that a Mayor and City Council App can be established shortly. Whereas, persons will be able to have more access to more information,” the Georgetown Mayor added.
Meanwhile, Town Clerk (ag) Candace Nelson said that the rapid development taking place in Georgetown amplifies the need to effectively communicate with citizens. “We (City Council) can, must, and will work together for the sustained development of our beloved Garden City,” the Town Clerk said. The website portal can be accessed here: mccgt.com/mcc.gov.gy.