The Private Sector Commission has submitted a request to serve as an observer group for Guyana’s next general elections.
A letter of request was handed over to the Elections Commission yesterday during a meeting between the Executives of the Private Sector Commission and the Chairman and Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission.
In a joint statement, the two bodies said during the meeting, the PSC was updated by the Elections Commission on its preparations for early elections.
The meeting was held at the request of the Private Sector body.
According to the statement, the meeting focused extensively on GECOM’s state of preparedness for the holding of the elections in light of the constitutional deadline, the CCJ’s ruling on the no-confidence motion and the recent ruling of the Chief Justice on House-to-House Registration.
The PSC expressed concerns as it relates to what was referred to as ‘the possible lengthy duration to merge the National Register of Registrant Databases (NRRDBs).
In response to the concerns raised, Justice Claudette Singh explained that in her capacity as GECOM’s Chairperson, she will be doing everything possible within her remit to ensure that the rulings of the Court are honoured and the elections are held within the shortest possible time.
She said that based on her decisions taken at the last statutory meeting, the technical team is working to provide timelines to the Commission.
The Guyana Elections Commission said it remains committed to engaging stakeholders as it works assiduously to ensure a credible list is established and elections are held within the shortest possible time.