Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, today, met with representatives of The Carter Centre, who are here as part of the contingent of International observers for the upcoming General and Regional Elections.

On the question of post elections violence, the Director General said the government is hopeful that this will not take place since there is no place for such violence in the country Guyana is becoming.

“There is too much going for Guyana right now, too much positive developments for us to return to that place. Any post elections violence will take us back decades and we don’t want that. We do not subscribe to it. We have too much to lose as a country if we go back to that abyss,” he said.

Harmon, who welcomed the team’s presence in Guyana, said that as far as the government is concerned, elections is part of a democratic process and development of the country is based on the country’s ability to have free, fair and credible elections.

In this regard, he therefore noted that “the government has done all that is humanly possible over the past year to have the Elections Commission adequately equipped and provided with all the necessary resources, without any interference from government to ensure that free, fair and credible elections are held.”


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