President calls on new Mayors, Deputies to match Gov’t development push

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Emphasising that his government recognises that Guyana must undergo rapid development as it confronts many global challenges, President Dr. Irfaan Ali urged the newly sworn elected Mayors and Deputy Mayors to match his administration’s development push.

The President administered the Oath of Office to the 10 Mayors and their Deputies on Monday at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre at Liliendaal, Georgetown.

And at Monday’s swearing-in ceremony, the Head of State urged those elected officials to work with his government as it seeks to herald in a new era of rapid development for Guyana.

“Local Government Elections are over.

“It is now the time to work collectively to pursue the development and advancement of our people,” the Head of State posited.

He added, “Over the last three years, this government has led massive transformation in every sphere of national development and life.

“It is very important that our local government… understand the driven-based policy of the government and the policies that are being advanced.”

The President also enlightened the leaders on some of his government’s plans but acknowledged that local leadership is needed to help improve people’s lives and livelihoods.

And he said that the robust development agenda cannot be derailed by any “sideshows” or “side performances”

“… the journey ahead is one that we can win together,” the President stressed.

President Dr. Irfaan Ali with the newly elected deputy mayors. (Photo: Office of the President/ August 07, 2023)

The Mayors and Deputy Mayors sworn in are:

Georgetown- Alfred Mentors (Mayor) and Denise Miller

New Amsterdam- Wainwright McIntosh (Mayor) and Kirk Fraser

Corriverton- Imran Amin (Mayor) and Satyanand Ramraj

Rose Hall- Dave Budhu (Mayor) and Roydel Lewis

Linden- Sharma Solomon (Mayor) and Dominique Blair

Anna Regina- Devin Mohan (Mayor) and Lorna Fitzallen

Mabaruma- Trevi Leung (Mayor) and Liana Ann Persaud

Lethem- John Macedo (Mayor) and Indira Singh

Bartica- Martin Murray (Mayor) and Gail Ann Persaud

Mahdia- Eslyn Ramascindo- Hussain (Mayor) and Akita John

Vice Chairman of Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice), Mark Goring was also sworn in. Goring replaces Douglas Gittens who died in June 2021, after he was diagnosed with COVID-19.

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