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  • Ministry of Communities supplementary budget approved

    Ministry of Communities supplementary budget approved

    Over $245M was unanimously approved for supplementary provisions for security services and payments to sweeper cleaners in Regions Four, Five Six, Nine and Ten. Of this amount, $230M were approved for security services across while $15M for the payments of sweeper cleaners. The supplementary provisions were approved in the National Assembly on Wednesday evening. These

  • Communities ministry present tractors to three councils

    Communities ministry present tractors to three councils

    – to assist in sanitation management efforts – new machines amounted to $20M DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Over the past three years, the Ministry of Communities has provided considerable support to many of its organs. By way of continuing this ongoing support, the ministry today handed over three new John Deere Double Drive

  • 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