East La Penitence-Riverview candidates forego ‘empty promises’ in run up to polls
-residents say elected rep rarely seen
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