President David Granger was on Friday given a status update on the progress of the work of United Nations’ (UN) agencies in Guyana during a courtesy call made by United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Mikiko Tanaka at State House.President David Granger is flanked by Minister of Public Affairs, Ms. Dawn Hastings-Williams (left), and United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator Ms. Mikiko TanakaWith hope of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a total of fifteen UN agencies had executed a number of projects in and around the country in 2017. The UN agencies have also conducted several capacity-building programmes with ministries and Government agencies. Added to that, a series of community sensitization projects have been held based on several issues, such as gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS, corporal punishment, and nutrition.President Granger has committed to working with the UN programmes to guarantee their success. And as such, he has appointed Public Affairs Minister Dawn Hastings-Williams to work alongside Ms. Tanaka, to consolidate the UN programmes and to conduct an analysis so that implementation can be more effective.In an attempt to create greater collaborations with the UN agencies, President Granger has invited the Heads of those programmes to a roundtable meeting consisting of Cabinet members.This meeting would allow for direct interaction between cabinet members and the programmes’ heads.
First-time election candidate Christy Galligan has hit out at a group of ‘faceless’ locals in Letterkenny who he claims are tearing his election posters down.Election candidate Christy GalliganFormer Garda Sergeant Galligan says he has some idea who is doing it and has contacted the authorities.“Unfortunately, a number of large posters I had put up in different parts of the town have been pulled down in recent days, and even in some cases, ripped up or run over. This is an obstruction of local democracy. “I have some idea of who is involved, and I have referred the matter to the Gardai.“As a former Garda Sergeant, I am someone who has always believed in staying on the right side of the law, but unfortunately, there are a minority of faceless people out there who don’t share my opinion.”He added every candidate in this election is entitled to promote themselves, and postering campaigns are part and parcel of that process.Furthermore, the people of Letterkenny and Milford deserve a well-rounded insight into who is running to be their public representatives, he said. “That is how local democracy works – anyone who obstructs or hampers this process should be ashamed of themselves.“As a new candidate, I am genuinely interested in running a campaign that is fair, and that fully respects the rights of other candidates to promote their own views to the people of Letterkenny and Milford. Ultimately it is local people who will decide on polling day.“In the meantime, I wish all of my running mates in this election the very best in their campaigns, but ask those who persist in obstructing my own campaign to desist from their actions immediately.”ELECTION 2014: FORMER GARDA GALLIGAN REPORTS POSTER VANDALS – TO GARDAI was last modified: May 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christy GalliganGardaiposters