Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo lauded the voting process of the Local Government Elections (LGE) after casting his
Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall displays his inked finger after voting
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo with his wife Sita Nagamootoo display their inked fingers after voting on Friday
ballot on Friday.
At approximately 08:45h, Nagamootoo along with wife Sita Nagamootoo casted their ballots at the National Aquatic Centre, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown polling station.
With just media representatives present, Nagamootoo declared that he was pleased with the simple process while noting that it was a “fantastic” day for Guyana.
“This in the 50th year of our Independence, the Golden Jubilee… independence isn’t worth all that we thought it should be worth because if you don’t translate the power of the people to the grassroots then you have a vacuum, you have a chasm, you have not really translated your independence into full political power,” Nagamootoo stated.
Meanwhile former Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall was seen exercising his franchise at the Redeemer Primary School in Campbellville, Georgetown.
Nandlall had high praise for the LGE and pointed out its importance to the Guyanese public, “it is indeed a historic exercise for many reasons but more importantly it gives the country an opportunity once again to elect its leaders at the level of the local authority. In other words it is giving governance to the people to manage the affairs of their community in an independent and autonomous way without interference from Central Government,” Nandlall explained.
Nevertheless, poor turnouts were noticeable at a few city polling stations during Friday’s LGE.