Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Neighbourhood Democratic Councils

A Neighbourhood Democratic Council covers a small geographic area within each region and is tasked with responsibility for the management and administration of these areas within its boundaries. Although the NDC’s were established by an order under the Local Democratic Organs Act 12 of 1980 it was not until 1994 that they were actually implemented.

Councillors are elected at Local Government elections, which is held under the general supervision of the Guyana Election Commission. The number of Councillors elected may range from 12 to 30 depending on the size of the population of the Neighbourhood and its topography. These Councils operate under Local Government Act Chapter 28:02

The Overseer is responsible for the day to day administration of the office and assisting in the execution of the council’s decisions.

The Neighbourhood Democratic Councils receive a subvention from Central Government every year to assist in the execution of developmental works within the boundaries of the NDC.

Additionally each NDC collects rates and taxes from the established revenue base, these are retained by the said Council and used to provide effective and efficient services to the residents.

Functions of the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils:

1. To provide efficient services for the residents as stated in the Laws. Services include sanitation, garbage disposal, road/dam maintenance, market facilities, burial grounds, abattoirs, drainage, etc.;
2. To maintain and protect public property; 3. To levy and collect rates.

MUNICIPAL COUNCILS

The municipalities operate under the Municipal and District Councils Act Chapter 28:01. The provision allows for a Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Councillors, the Town Clerk is the Administrator. Each Council has the responsibility for solid waste collection and disposal, maintenance of infrastructure services (roads, bridges, etc.), market facilities, and child welfare services among others.

Like NDCs, Municipalities receive an annual subvention from the Ministry of Local Government & Regional Development. This is in accordance to budgetary allocations approved by Parliament and meant to execute developmental works. However, the collection of rates and taxes are the main source of revenue for these councils.

 

WHY PAY RATES AND TAXES?

For communities to experience development, both local government entity and the residents must work together. Local authorities provide a number of services to the residents within their boundaries as mandated by law. This provision has a cost attached and becomes recoverable from an individual in respect to his or her ownership of land or other property.

Properties are valued on the rate set by the Council after the completion of the valuation process. Rate payers are expected to pay their rates annually since interest is calculated on any outstanding amount. Council has the authority to levy against any defaulting rate payers to recover the amount outstanding.

The amount levied can be paid in full or in four equal installments respectively- on the publication notice in the Gazette or Newspaper and on 1st April, 1st July, and 1st October during the given year. Interest would not be charged until thirty days after the due dates.

 

Functions of the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils:

  1. To provide efficient services for the residents as stated in the Laws. Services include sanitation, garbage disposal, road/dam maintenance, market facilities, burial grounds, abattoirs, drainage, etc.
  2. To maintain and protect public property
  3. To levy and collect rates.

Region 1 NDC’s

Name of NDC Address Council Members Statutory Meeting Location of Meeting Telephone Number
Ridge/Arakaka Port Kaituma, North West District 18 3rd Thursday, Bi-monthly NDC office 696-6511, 617-9036
Mabaruma/Kum-aka/Hosororo Mabaruma, North West District 18 2nd Thursday NDC office 777-5019

Region 2 NDC’s

Name of NDC Address Council Members Statutory Meeting Location of Meeting Telephone Number
Charity/Urasara Charity, Pomeroon 18 4th Friday, 9:00 hrs; Bi-monthly NDC office 771-4694
Evergreen/Paradise Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast 1st Tuesday, 09:00 hrs NDC office 771-4066
Aberdeen/Zorg-en-Vlygt Queenstown, Essequibo Coast 18 1st Thursday, 13:00 hrs NDC office 672-3024, 690-9429
Annandale/Riverstown Suddie, Essequibo Coast 18 1th Tuesday, 09:00 hrs NDC office 774-4302
Good Hope/Pomona Huis t Dieren, Essequibo Coast 18 4th Tuesday, 09:00 hrs NDC office 774-5327

Region 3 NDC’s

Name of NDC Address Council Members Statutory Meeting Location of Meeting Telephone Number
Wakenaam Sans Succi, Wakenaam 18 4th Wednesday, 10:00 Hrs NDC office 774-5060
Leguan Leguan, Essequibo River 18 2nd Monday, 09:00 Hrs NDC office 260-0710
Mora/Parika Parika Marketing Centre, East Bank Essequibo 15 Last Wednesday, 13:00 Hrs NDC office 260-4569
Hydronie/Good Hope Farm, East Bank Essequibo 18 Last Tuesday; 13:00 Hrs NDC office 268-2393
Greenwich Park, Vergenoegen Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo 15 1st Monday; 13:00 Hrs NDC office 260-2199
Tuschen/Uitvlugt Kastev, Meten-Meer-Zorg, West Coast Demerara 18 2nd Wed 15:00 Hrs NDC office 275-0355
Stewartville/Cornelia Ida Stewartville, West Coast Demerara 18 2nd Monday, 13:00 Hrs NDC office 268-2388
Hague/Blankenburg Den-Amstel, West Coast Demerara 18 Last Tuesday, 13:00 Hrs NDC office 276-3015
La Jalousie/Nouvelle Flanders Windsor Forest, West Coast Demerara 18 2nd Thursday, 13:00 Hrs NDC office 269-0011
Best/Klien/ Pouderoyen Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara 18 2nd Wednesday, 13:00 Hrs NDC office 264-2461
Malgre Tout/Meer Zorgen Goed Fortuin, West Bank Demerara 18 3rdMonday, 15:00 Hrs NDC office 263-7324
La Grange/Nimes Bagotville, West Bank Demerara 15 3rd Monday, 15:00 Hrs NDC office 263-5558
Canal’s Polder Canal No. 2 Polder, West Bank Demerara 18 NDC Office 263-5708
Toevlugt/Patentia Good Intent, West Bank Demerara 18 3rd Monday, 17:30 Hrs NDC office 263-7091

Region 4 NDC’s

Name of NDC Address Council Members Statutory Meeting Location of Meeting Telephone Number
Soesdyke/Huist’ Coverden NDC Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara 18 4th Wednesday, 15:00 Hrs NDC office 261-5224
Caledonia/Good Success Craig, East Bank Demerara 18 1st Monday, 09:00 Hrs NDC office 266-2239
Little Diamond/Herstelling 49 Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara 18 3rd Wednesday, 09:00 NDC office 265-2333
Golden Grove/Diamond Place Grove Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara 18 4th Tuesday, 15:00 Hrs NDC office 265-2256
Mocha/Arcadia Moca village, East Bank Demerara 18 1st Monday, 09:00 Hrs NDC office 263-6176
Ramsburg/Eccles Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara 18 1st Monday, 17:00 Hrs NDC office 233-5515
Industry/Plaisance Plaisance, East Bank Demerara 18 2nd Tuesday, 15:00 Hrs NDC office 220-2326
Better Hope/ LBI Better Hope, East Coast Demerara 18 1st Wednesday, 15:30 Hrs NDC office 220-8899
Beterverwagting/Triumph Triumph, East Coast Demerara 18 1st Tuesday, 15:00 Hrs NDC office 220-2306
Man Repos/ La Reconnaissance Lusignan, East Coast Demerara 18 2nd Tuesday, 17:30 Hrs NDC office 220-8110
Buxton/Foulis Buxton, East Coast Demerara 18 2nd Tuesday, 14:00 Hrs NDC office 220-8849
Enmore/Hope Enmore, East Coast Demerara 18 3rd Tuesday, 17:30 Hrs NDC office 256-3533
Haslington/Grove Nabaclis, East Coast Demerara 18 3rd Monday, 13:00 Hrs NDC office 256-2226
Unity/Vereeniging Belmonte, Mahaica 18 1st Thursday, 16:00 Hrs NDC office 228-5329
Cane Grove Cane Grove, East Coast Demerara 18 1st Tuesday, 13:30 Hrs NDC office 257-0059

Region 5 NDC’s

Name of NDC Address Council Members Statutory Meeting Location of Meeting Telephone Number
Woodlands/Farm Zeskenderen, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara 18 3rd Wednesday, 15:00 Hrs NDC office 221-2237
Hamlet/Chance Perth Village, East Coast Demerara 18 2nd Wednesday, 16:00 Hrs NDC office 221-2443
Mahaicony/Abary Dundee, Mahaicony East Coast Demerara 18 Last Wednesday, 15:00 Hrs NDC office 221-2846
Profit/Rising Sun Belladrum, West Coast Berbice 18 1st Tuesday, 11:00 Hrs NDC office 232-3580
Seafield/Tempie Litchfeild Village, West Coast Demerara 18 1st Tuesday, 10:00 Hrs NDC office 328-2142
Union/Naarstigheid Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice 18 2nd Monday, 13:00 Hrs NDC office 232-0045
Bath/WoodleyPark Woodly Park, West Coast Berbice 18 3rd Tuesday, 14:00 Hrs NDC office 328-7395
Woodlands/Bel Air No. 8, West Coast Berbice 18 2nd Wednesday, 13:00 Hrs NDC office 682-9500
Zeelugt / Rosignol Rosignol, West Coast Berbice. 18 1st Thursday, 11:00 Hrs NDC office 330-2423
Blairmont/Gelderland No. 2 Settlement Blairmont, West Coast, Bce 18 2nd Thursday,15:30 Hrs NDC office 327-0558

Region 6 NDC’s

Name of NDC Address Council Members Statutory Meeting Location of Meeting Telephone Number
Enfield/New Doe Park Sisters, East Bank Berbice 18 4th Wednesday, 14:00 Hrs NDC office 333-5636
Ordinance/ FortLands Cumberland, Canje, Berbice 18 4th Wednesday, 13:00 Hrs NDC office 327-7205
Canefield/Enterprise Canefield, East Canje Berbice 18 3rd Tuesday, 16:00 Hrs NDC office 326-0575
Kintyre/ No.37 Bohemia, Corentyne, Berbice 18 2nd Thursday NDC office 610-8407
Gibraltar/Fyrish Fyrish, Corentyne 18 3rd Monday, 13:00 Hrs NDC office 322-0300
Kilcoy/Hampshire Albion, Corentyne 18 2nd Tuesday, 13:00 Hrs NDC office 322-3147
Port Mourant/ John Port Mourant, Corentyne 18 1st Monday, 09:30 Hrs NDC office 336-6236
Bloomfield/Whim Bloomfield/Whim 18 2nd Tuesday, 13:00 Hrs NDC office 337-2619
Lancaster/ Hogstye Alness, Corentyne 18 2nd Wednesday, 14:00 Hrs NDC office 331-0187
Black Bush Polder Mibicuri, Black, Bush Polder 18 2nd Monday, 08:30 Hrs NDC office 664-3439
Good Hope/ No.51 No. 47 Village, Corentyne 18 2nd Tuesday, 09:30 Hrs NDC office 339-4318
Macedonia/Joppa Eversham, Corentyne 18 2nd Wednesday, 14:00 Hrs NDC office 325-5567
Bushlot/Adventure Kildonan, Corentyne 18 Last Tuesday, 09:00 Hrs NDC office 649-1893
Maida/Tarlogie Tarlogie, Corentyne 18 2nd Tuesday, 13:00 Hrs NDC office 333-2998
No. 52/ No. 74 No. 54, Corentyne 18 3rd Wednesday13:00 Hrs NDC office 339-4010
Crabwood Creek/ Molsen Creek Crabwood Creek, Corentyne 18 2nd Tuesday, 13:00 Hrs NDC Office 339-2330

Region 7 NDC’s

Name of NDC Address Council Members Statutory Meeting Location of Meeting Telephone Number
Bartica NDC 1st Avenue, Bartica Essequibo River 18 2nd Monday, 10:00 Hrs NDC Office 455-2229

Region 8 NDC’s

Please direct all concern to the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) for this region.

Region 9 NDC’s

Name of NDC Address Council Members Statutory Meeting Location of Meeting Telephone Number
Ireng/Sawariwau NDC 12 1st Wednesday, 09:00 Hrs Lethem 772-2028

Region 10 NDC’s

Name of NDC Address Council Members Statutory Meeting Location of Meeting Telephone Number
Kwakwani NDC Kwakwani, Berbice River 18 1st Tuesday, 17:30 Hrs NDC office 440-2271/2