Cooperative Republic of Guyana
  • STATE PAPER ON THE RE-ORGANISATION OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM IN GUYANA

    1. BACKGROUND AND RATIONALE

     

    1. (1) By Resolution NO. CXXIII of 21st July, 1978, the National Assembly established a Constituent Assembly (1) for the purpose of devising a new Constitution for Guyana. This Constitution, the first to be fashioned by the Guyanese people for themselves, was intended to be consistent with and reflect the prevailing ethos, the social objectives and the aspirations of the Guyanese people (2). On 20th January, 1980, the Constituent Assembly completed its work and, in accordance with its terms of reference, submitted a Constitution to the National Assembly. On the 4th February, 1980, the Constitution of the Co-operative Republic Bill, 1980, was introduced in the National Assembly for the purpose of enabling the Constitution submitted by the Constituent Assembly to be considered, debated and, if the Parliament so willed, to be enacted into law. The Bill was passed with amendments on 14th February, 1980 and received the President’s assent on the 20th February, 1980 (3). Such a far reaching enterprise as the elaboration of a new Constitution of necessity had implications for and impinged upon every aspect of national life, not the least important being the Local Government System.

  • Handbook for Councillors of Municipalities and Neighborhood Democratic Councils – Volume 2

    This document was prepared by the Ministry of Communities with assistance from the
    Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED) with financial support of
    The Government of Canada.

     

    This handbook contains critical information and you (councillors and administrative
    staff) are urged to read it and make use of it; it will assist you in making your work more
    effective. Whether you are a constituency councillor or a PR councillor, I
    urge you to take ownership of your area, which is the role the Constitution
    provides for you. In this quest you will find an ally in me, the Ministry of
    Communities and the Government of Guyana.


  • Handbook for Councillors of Municipalities and Neighborhood Democratic Councils – Volume 1

    This Document has been amended and republished on July 25 2017

    This document was prepared by the Ministry of Communities with assistance from the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED) with financial support of The Government of Canada.

    This handbook contains critical information and you (councillors and administrative staff) are urged to read it and make use of it; it will assist you in making your work more effective. Whether you are a constituency councillor or a PR councillor, I urge you to take ownership of your area, which is the role the Constitution provides for you. In this quest you will find an ally in me, the Ministry of Communities and the Government of Guyana.