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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  • Local Govt to partner with NDCs for improved communities

    Local Govt to partner with NDCs for improved communities

    – “We are not a government for one people, but for all Guyanese.” – Min. Dharamlall Earlier today, Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Hon. Nigel Dharamlall, attended meetings held by two of the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) in Region Three – Hydronie/Good Hope and Mora/Parika, to plan the direction of the Ministry’s efforts

  • Govt providing technical support to LGOs

    Govt providing technical support to LGOs

    Several municipalities are receiving technical support as the central government looks to decentralise the delivery of public services further. A two-day workshop organised by the Ministry of Communities opened on Wednesday for representatives from the Guyana Association of Municipalities and five selected municipalities. The aim is to foster greater local involvement in social and economic

  • Local Govt – getting things done at the community level

    Local Govt – getting things done at the community level

    ─ Min. Bulkan reiterates the importance of supporting Local Gov’t Organs DPI, Guyana, Sunday, October 20, 2019 Residents of Arukamai in the Barima-Waini Region were on Saturday, urged not to take Local Government Elections (LGE) for granted and to give their full support to their Local Government Organs. Guyana will hold its next General and

  • M&CC Councillors get support training

    M&CC Councillors get support training

      ─ in local governance and accountability DPI, Guyana, Thursday, October 17, 2019 Councillors of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC), on Thursday, participated in a booster training to build their capacity in local governance and accountability. Convened by the Ministry of Communities, the one-day meeting engaged councillors and administrators of the M&CC, on their

  • Roundtable financial sessions for LDOs

    Roundtable financial sessions for LDOs

    Roundtable financial sessions for LDOs Apr 29, 2019 Government, Ministry of Communities, News ─ govt aims to institute a standardised system of financial management across municipalities DPI, Guyana, Monday, April 29, 2019 The Ministry of Communities, this morning, commenced a two-day training session on financial management for Local Democratic Organs (LDOs). The session was opened

  • MOC boosts staff knowledge of local government system

    MOC boosts staff knowledge of local government system

    Staff of the Ministry of Communities were on Friday engaged in the first session of a four-part series of training that seeks to build capacity and improve their understanding of the local government system. The presentations, on Law and the Financial Domain of Local Authorities, were delivered by Mr. Vincent Alexander at the Ministry’s Fort

  • Delivery of service to improve within Local Government Body.

    Delivery of service to improve within Local Government Body.

    Prepared to implement solutions to human resource challenges within Guyana’s regions, the Ministry of Communities today held its annual Round Table on Regional Development Conference. The forum aims to also enhance human resource availability to achieve the objective of efficient and effective service delivery to citizens. Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan said that the 2019

  • 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