$6.3B proposed for GECOM
With plans to hold house-to-house registration next year as part of a series of preparations for the 2020 national elections, some $6.3 billion has been proposed for the 2019 budget of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).
GECOM’s 2018 budget is approximately $2.9 billion, which is expected to cover expenses associated with the holding of Local Government Elections (LGE) on November 12.
The proposed budget for GECOM, as well as other constitutional agencies, will be considered when the National Assembly reconvenes Thursday (October 18, 2018) at the Public Buildings.
The breakdown is as follows:
Parliament Office – $1.8 billion
Auditor General Office – $894 million
Public and Police Service Commission – $155 million
Teaching Service Commission – $113 million
Supreme Court – $2.8 billion
Director of Public Prosecution – $219 million
Office of the Ombudsman – $74 million
Public Service Appellate Tribunal – $62.8 million
Ethnic Relations Commission – $278 million
Judicial Service Commission – $10 million
Indigenous Peoples Commission – $30 million
Human Rights Commission – $47 million
Rights of the Child Commission – $47 million
Women and Gender Equality Commission – $45 million
Public Procurement Commission – $276 million