Canadian Gov’t calls on Granger to approve return of Carter Center Observers


The Canadian Government has added its voice to the many calls for the Carter Center Observers to be granted permission to land in Guyana to observe the national recount of votes slated to commence Wednesday, May 6 at the Arthur Chung Conference Center.

“We continue to watch the situation in Guyana. Glad the CARICOM mission has returned but President Granger should also immediately approve return of the Carter Center. They are duly accredited & want to complete their observation mission,” tweeted Michael Grant, the Deputy Director and Senior Analyst at Global Affairs Canada.

The Carter Center first played a key role in the historic 1992 elections in Guyana and has observed every election since then.

The U.S. Embassy in Georgetown on Sunday clarified that it had sought approval, via official channels, for observers of the Carter Center to board a flight to Guyana Monday but this was denied by the national COVID-19 Task Force headed by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo.

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