VICKCHAND Ramphal was yesterday elected as the new Chairman of the Region 5 (Mahaica-Berbice) Regional Democratic Council (RDC), while Rion Peters remains the Vice Chairman.
Ramphal and Rion were elected subsequent to the swearing-in of 17 of the 18 councillors who will constitute the Region 5 RDC; one of the councillors is under referral, due to some discrepancies which, according to the newly elected Chairman, will be sorted out as soon as possible.
During the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) acquired the majority of votes for the regional elections in the said region. Therefore, 10 members from that political party along with eight from the ruling Coalition, the A Partnership For National Unity and Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), comprise the Region 5 RDC.
Meanwhile, both the chairman and vice-chairman along with a few other councillors called for professionalism from everyone that is a part of the RDC, as they intend to work extensively in order to ensure that Region 5 is improved as much as possible, in terms in making services more readily available and efficient to residents of the region.