Newcomer to the political circle in Georgetown, Youth for Local Government, is encouraging all citizens across the country to ensure they head to the polls and cast their ballot today.
YFLG is contesting the local government elections at the proportional representation level in Georgetown and in five of the fifteen constituencies in the city.
Leader of the group, Clayon Halley told News Source just after casting his ballot that his encouragement right now to Guyanese, especially the youths, would be to not allow themselves to miss history.
“Do not miss your opportunity to be apart of this historic event. Stain the finger as a sign of true democracy, as a sign of people power and in doing so vote Youth for local government”, he encouraged.
The group has been busy on the campaign trail over the past few months taking its message across the city. Halley said he believes that youths must be given a chance to prove themselves in the management and governance of the city. He said persons cannot just say they want experience, when they are not giving young people who have stepped forward, the same opportunity to become experienced.
In a statement last evening, the group offered thanks to outgoing Mayor Mr. Hamilton Green, Deputy Mrs. Patricia Chase-Green and all councilors of the M&CC. “Today we say thank you for your time, service and commitment to the cause”, YFLG said.
According to Mr. Halley, “the Good book states that there is a time and season for everything, Mr. Green you have served throughout your season well, now that it is time for you to close the curtain on a historic career we wish you divine health and blessings for a long life filled with relaxation and happiness, we say may the peace of the Lord our God be with you.”