East La Pen­i­tence-Riverview can­di­dates forego ‘empty prom­ises’ in run up to polls

-res­i­dents say elected rep rarely seen

Stabroek News Sunday - - LETTERS - By Shamar Meusa

Some of the can­di­dates seek­ing to be coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Ge­orge­town’s Con­stituency 11 have vowed to not go the route of of­fer­ing empty cam­paign prom­ises ahead of the up­com­ing Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Elec­tions (LGE).

The can­di­dates com­pet­ing un­der the First Past the Post com­po­nent of the polls are Yvonne Fer­gu­son of A Part­ner­ship for Na­tional Unity (APNU), Quincy Al­leyne of the Al­liance for Change (AFC), Mark Per­saud of the Peo­ple’s Pro­gres­sive Party/Civic (PPP/C), Ja­son Herbert, of the United Repub­li­can Party (URP) and in­de­pen­dent can­di­date Eon An­drews.

The con­stituency cov­ers the area from East La Pen­i­tence to Riverview.

Yvonne Fer­gu­son, APNU

Fer­gu­son, the cur­rent coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tive, stated that she has “un­fin­ished busi­ness” and is pos­i­tive that she will be elected to get it done.

Fer­gu­son holds the po­si­tion as Con­stituency 11’s coun­cil rep­re­sen­ta­tive, a re­spon­si­bil­ity she shares with Sophia Whyte, who was elected at the last LGE.

The busi­ness­woman stated that if elected, her fo­cus for the com­mu­ni­ties within the con­stituency would be on drainage, land reg­u­lar­i­sa­tion and youth de­vel­op­ment.

Fer­gu­son said the process to get res­i­dents reg­u­larised was started some time back and is still un­der­way, as she con­tin­ues to col­lab­o­rate with the Cen­tral Hous­ing and Plan­ning Author­ity

Yvonne Fer­gu­son

Quincy Al­leyne

Eon An­drews

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