With days until Local Government Elections (LGE), the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) took its
President David Granger
final campaign rally to the mining town of Linden on Monday.
The campaign saw the Linden party’s municipality List of Candidates being presented at the session held on the Linden-Georgetown minibus park at Mackenzie. The coalition Government brought the message of equality while urging its supporters to vote in its favour at the upcoming LGE.
President Granger, Leader of the APNU, in delivering his speech urged the future Council of the municipality to think hard about equality and educating the masses. He also thanked and congratulated the candidates, noting that they have made a commitment to serve the people.
“…what I see tonight, is that we are going to create a Town Council, in the capital of a powerful region… so we have to make Linden strong, and the way we are going to do it is to start the development of Linden as one of the major townships in this country… the most important talent that you possess is the talent of education and that’s why I came to bring a boat to ensure that every child goes to school and this is the first responsibility I want to give to you… Town Council, to make sure that every single child in Linden gets an opportunity to go to school… It is a hard working Town Council that you have to install, a Town Council that cares for every single Lindener and that is why we have embarked on the democratic process…,” the President stated.
President Granger further emphasised that Government operates at three levels – central, regional and municipal government – urging supporters to complete the process by voting for the party at the LGE.
“Central Government is going to help this municipality. We’re not going to back away, we’re not going to let you down. That is why it’s so important for these three levels of Government to work together… I want you to know that we have to work together, the municipality with the region and the region with central government…”
He further urged constituency candidates to communicate and interact with constituents and to be organised in the process, noting that there will always be LGE under his leadership. The President also expressed disappointment with the Regional Chairmen at Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo); Anna Regina in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam); Mabaruma in Region One (Barima-Waini) and Rose Hall in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) whom he noted did not show up to meetings held by the party over the past few days, opining that the reason for this was because they are supporters of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP).
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo in his speech told the gathering that the upcoming election is about empowerment and expressing confidence in the decision they make, while it is intended to give meaning to the concept of inclusive governance from the grassroot level.
Also delivering remarks were Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Basil Williams and Communities Minister Valerie Sharpe-Patterson among others.