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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  • CDCs benefitting from capacity building to address adolescent, youth issues

    CDCs benefitting from capacity building to address adolescent, youth issues

    Seventy-five (75) Community Development Councillors (CDCs) are set to benefit from three, three-day workshops, aimed at building their capacity to identify problems affecting adolescents and youths, and to design programmes to address these issues. The participants for these workshops are drawn from Regions Four, Five and Ten. The first of these workshops, which also has

  • Hinterland CDCs urged to collaborate more with RDCs

    Hinterland CDCs urged to collaborate more with RDCs

    GINA, GUYANA, Friday, August 26, 2016 Community Development Councils (CDCs) in hinterland communities have been advised to engage regional governing bodies to have their needs addressed. This advice came after the CDCs queried how they can access resources for communities.   Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan told Indigenous leaders, at the National Toshaos Council (NTC)

  • Municipalities sign MOU

    Municipalities sign MOU

    Umana Yana-The Ministry of Communities on Wednesday launched a series of workshop aimed at improving the leadership capacity of elected officials at the level of local government. The launch coincided with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Caribbean Local Economic Development Project (CARILED), four municipalities and two Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs).

  • President Granger visits City Hall

    President Granger visits City Hall

    President David Granger made his inaugural visit to the City Hall on Monday pledging government’s dedication to autonomy, urging the council to exploit each opportunity for progress and warning that reelection will solely be based on performance rather than politics. The visit by the Head of State to the Georgetown municipality is the first by

  • Report On The Permanent Secretaries Roundtable On The New Local Government Agenda

    The Ministry of Communities on Thursday unveiled a detailed development agenda targeted at decentralizing and modernizing the local government apparatus through emphasis on the establishment of capital towns, the promotion of a commercial mentality and the corporatisation of municipalities.   The forum, which was organized by Permanent Secretary, Emil McGarrell, saw participation from other permanent

  • Development action plan for all regions

    Development action plan for all regions

    By Ariana Gordon GOVERNMENT has undertaken to prepare a Plan of Action for Regional Development (PARD) in all administrative regions, says Finance Minister Winston Jordan.Jordan, in his maiden full year budget presentation to the National Assembly on Friday, said last year significant advancement was made in the completion of a pilot draft PARD for Region

  • Local gov’t elections… GECOM to get aggressive with voter education – Minister Bulkan

    Local gov’t elections… GECOM to get aggressive with voter education – Minister Bulkan

    MINISTER of Communities Ronald Bulkan, has announced March 18, 2016 as the date for holding of the much-anticipated Local Government Elections.He has promised that, in the coming weeks, GECOM will roll out an aggressive civic and voter education programme in this regard; and the awareness campaign, officially launched approximately two weeks ago, will be intensified.

  • At RDCs leadership forum… Communities Minister urges: ‘Cooperation, not confrontation, must characterise our actions, efforts to develop Guyana’

    At RDCs leadership forum… Communities Minister urges: ‘Cooperation, not confrontation, must characterise our actions, efforts to develop Guyana’

    ESSENTIAL for the advancement of regional development which seeks to aid in a long-term national achievement, is the key ingredient of “cooperation”which must characterise the actions and efforts of Guyanese, as was described by Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan, during a Regional Democratic Council (RDC) leadership forum held yesterday. The forum which was hosted by

  • Gov’t to return power to Local Democratic Organs

    Gov’t to return power to Local Democratic Organs

    Hinterland Regions to benefit from infrastructural development   A Partnership for National Unity/ Alliance For Change coalition Government will be phasing out central government’s domination and usurpation of Local Democratic Organs powers practiced by the former administration, says Ronald Bulkan, Minister of Communities. The Minister highlighted this vision to staff of the Departments for Local

  • Preparations continue for local gov’t elections

    Minister of Local Government and Regional Development, Ganga Persaud said the Ministry, from November 18, will seek to engage the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) and elected and appointed officers in clusters to discuss the new legal electoral environment in which the next local government elections will be held. During a press conference today at his