Billions on GECOM’s H2H Registration nothing but a farce!

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) recently conducted House-to-House (H2H) Registration was innately designed and executed with many of the PNC’s clandestine traits of decades of fraudulent intent. The outcomes of the highly suspicious approach reveal and confirm nothing less than a farcical wastage of taxpayers’ money, in covering up and extending the illegal PNC/APNU/AFC regime.On one side, there are apparent humungous fraudulently realised internal gains for some at GECOM, as its Secretariat seems to be playing ‘catch me if you can’. On the other, the haughty illegal Granger-led cabal benefits from deliberate and unnecessary delays. Thankfully, the new Chairman stopped abusive facilitation by Keith Lowenfield of the Patterson backdated H2H order, or one could imagine the level of contamination that would have ensued. A cursory look at the results of the orchestrated H2H results exposes the violently glaring attempts which now put GECOM on trial! These include:1. Approximately two months since the activity, some seven thousand (7000) new registrants cannot be found, and some have registered using addresses of empty lots, empty houses in communities as well as schools and other public buildings, etc.2. After three months of the Claims and Objections, no Identification cards have been issued by GECOM although the PNC/APNU Commissioners wanted the removal of persons who had not collected their ID cards.3. Numerous duplications with the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) which are seemingly affecting the organisation’s capacity to release the Revised List of Electors (RLE), which further extends the confirmation of an acceptable Official List of Electors.What has GECOM produced after spending billions of dollars on the unverified Registration? Certainly from the foregoing, GECOM cannot use any of the information from the truncated H2H. The situation glaringly proves that at least some of the enumerators used were fraudulently complicit in the process since they were not under the watchful eyes of Opposition Scrutineers. Another consideration may be the inside job approach, operationalised through an internally flawed mechanism, to which attention is being given.Regardless, the heavily compromised employment bias and exclusionary approach is intimately part and parcel of the delaying tactics and strategy of the APNU/AFC, to produce a contaminated List that cannot be used for the National and Regional Elections. This certainly, is an attempt at a repeat of the 1990 scenario when the PNC contaminated GECOM produced an unacceptable List which the Carter Center and the Guyanese population rejected. It resulted in the elections being delayed for two years.Guyanese are appropriately asking, how is it that these same GECOM enumerators, who only a few weeks collected large sums of money to register people, cannot find the persons who they claimed to have registered? The evidence certainly points to the involvement of GECOM enumerators in skulduggery during the truncated H2H Registration process, and the PNC/APNU Commissioners’ fight at GECOM to accommodate this worthlessness.It is more serious that unless properly cleansed, the RLE will reveal further duplications since there are many persons who registered during the truncated H2H, that also registered during the Claims and Objections or updated transfers and other transactions. It is of note that the High Court already ruled that the truncated H2H cannot be used to create a new Register of Registrants (NRR), and the timeline will not allow for a New Claims and Objections. Hence the information from the truncated H2H cannot be used.The General Secretary of the PPP/C, in particular, has been at the forefront of a struggle for free and fair elections. It had been a mountainous legal process to overturn and remove the illegal unilateral appointment of the clearly unfit James Patterson. The ID card issue was put to rest, and the truncated H2H must, therefore, be placed in the garbage once and for all.It has been a struggle to have persons of eminence overlooking the GECOM preparation since aid in this respect was dispelled by the unfit Patterson. Significantly, however, the Chairperson has signalled that the organisation will be heading in this direction and this is most welcome. It is noteworthy that some media outlets in particular, as well as individuals utilising ‘social media,’ are very active in advancing the advocacy for free and fair elections. Additionally, it is also most heartening to observe International support along with several reputable local organisations demanding credible elections.The players in GECOM should recognise by now that the highest level of scrutiny will continue to be given and there would be no relenting based on APNU/AFC’s visible desperation. The Granger-led APNU/AFC cabal has engineered a massive slide of Guyana’s credentials both locally and on the international front and they are now attempting to camouflage their fraudulent and vendetta-driven incompetence, with the recent oil productivity. Clearly, this illegal cabal cannot be trusted and citizens must all recognise and reject their deceitful entrapment plans.As the Granger Cabal enrich themselves, the outcries from the poorer class get louder. Recently, I noted the screams of workers of the Local Authority Areas, whose condemnation against the Government is justified since the PNC-controlled Local Government Commission blocked the annual bonus although the NDCs budgeted this allowance for their workers. This was because the PPP/C won and controlled most of the NDCs, the vindictive PNC gave instructions not to approve anything favourable for the workers. Further, our Disciplined Services were duly informed that they will not get the well-deserved end of year bonus.The fourteen per cent taxes on water, light and two hundred and fourteen other items have reduced our people into greater poverty. It is a sad state of affairs for our youth and particularly our older citizens, who are passing this festive season with wanting eyes and memories of what they had in the past. Money is not circulating; prices are sky-high, our children have to satisfy themselves with a cheap toy and are ashamed to show their neighbour.Things are bad and I am advocating change on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Guyanese in these upcoming elections that must be free and fair. The results of the $4 billion H2H treachery must be put aside now!Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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Taylor Rec League donates $1,000 cheque to District of Taylor

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – At a District of Taylor Council Meeting on Monday, Council was presented with a cheque from a local recreation group.Tony Zabinsky and Jesse Pritchard, of the Taylor Rec League, made a presentation to Council for a cheque of $1,000.The Taylor Rec League is an all-inclusive hockey league that is played throughout the week at the Taylor Ice Centre.- Advertisement -Zabinsky says the League raises extra funds through events, such as their year-end tournament, with the purpose of making a donation back into the community, whether that be through a Christmas Hamper or to a local non-profit organization.Since the Rec League is one of the Centre’s major users, Zabinsky says they decided this year to put the money into Centre for a new water dispenser which will be utilized by users as a way to remain hydrated.last_img read more

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