Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Local Government

Article 71 of the Constitution states that Local Government is a vital aspect of democracy and sh all be organized so as to involve as many people as possible in the task of managing a nd developing the communities in which they live. For this purpose, the said Article 71 of the Constitution also states that Parliament shall provide for a country-wide system of Local Government through the establishment of organs of lo cal democratic power as an integral part of the political organisation of the state. In compliance with Article 71 of the Constitution 71 Local Authority Areas comprising six Municipalities or towns and 65 Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) have been established in Guyana.



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  • GECOM addressing electoral ties in constituencies

    he Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said it is currently working to address electoral ties in three constituencies across the country. Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield said the elections body is now able to legally handle the situation. He was speaking to members of the media earlier today at GECOM’s head office. “[The ties] are

  • New Aranaputa NDC councillor has big plans for his community

    − Daycare centre, potable water, agro-processing among project on the cards  DPI, Guyana, Thursday, November 15, 2018 Newly elected councillor of the Aranaputa/Upper Burro Burro Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Virgil Harding says he has “big plans” to further the development of his community. The Aranaputa/Upper Burro Burro Village in North Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper

  • Min. Bulkan expecting large voter turn out

    Min. Bulkan expecting large voter turn out

      – voters say process smooth DPI, Guyana Monday, November 12, 2018 Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, said he is expecting voter turnout to be more than fifty per cent at this year’s Local Government Elections (LGE). Minister Bulkan cast his ballot this morning in Constituency Nine of the Eccles/Ramsburg Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) along

  • Regional Chairs, Vice Chairs to get salary increases

    Regional Chairmen and Vice Chairmen, along with Clerks and Overseers of Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) will soon receive increased wages and salaries. This follows a proposal made at the recent National Conference of Local Democratic Organs (NCLDO). Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan said the Cabinet has approved recommendations from the conference. These include supporting increased

  • Local Government Elections for November 12

    Local Government Elections for November 12

    Local Government Elections (LGE) will be held on November 12, following a declaration made by Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan earlier today. The minister said $2.9Billion dollars have been allocated to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for preparations. Minister Bulkan said, “Local Government Elections will again be held later this year, in November of this

  • Local authorities must involve residents to transform their communities – Minister Bulkan

    Local authorities must involve residents to transform their communities – Minister Bulkan

    Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan has called for local authorities to ensure community involvement in the current development of various towns. The minister made the call at an international workshop on city planning and sustainable resource management held at Cara Lodge. The exercise is aimed at building the capacity of local authorities on urban planning,

  • Local Authority Election Amendment Bill has second Parliamentary reading

    Local Authority Election Amendment Bill has second Parliamentary reading

    The Local Authorities’ (Elections) Amendment Bill was read for the second time today at the National Assembly. The bill was presented by Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan who said it seeks to officially restore local government elections. “This bill seeks to amend six pieces of legislation, namely the Municipal and District Council Act Chapter 28:01,

  • Local Authorities Bill passed

    Local Authorities Bill passed

    Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan said the amendments to Local Authorities Bill satisfactorily addresses concerns in relation to local authority’s elections. The National Assembly passed the Local Authorities (Elections) (Amendment) Bill 2018 and voted down amendments made by the opposition to the same Bill. Wrapping up the debates on the Bill, Minister Bulkan noted the

  • Municipal leaders zero in on improving financial management

    Municipal leaders zero in on improving financial management

    Municipal leaders zero in on improving financial management Apr 26, 2018 Government, Ministry of Communities, News DPI, GUYANA, Thursday, April 26, 2018 Leaders of Guyana’s nine municipalities met at a Ministry of Communities forum to improve financial management systems in the townships. Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan said the forum is part of his ministry’s

  • Request for Expression of Interest

    GOVERNMENT OF THE CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA CAPACITY BUILDING FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT REFORM   REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST BACKGROUND   1.01     The Government of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana (GOGY) has received financing by way of a grant from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) in an amount not exceeding the equivalent of two hundred