UNC begins local government screening
The United National Congress (UNC) has begun preparations for the upcoming Local Government Elections with the screening of potential Local Government candidates to start on Thursday.
The party’s National Executive has agreed to begin screening having completed all Constituency Executive, Women’s Arm and Youth Arm elections.
The first phase of the process will be held at the UNC’s Eastern Regional Office in Tunapuna. Screening of candidates for the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation and the Arima Borough Corporation will commence from 3 pm.
Screening for the Tunapuna/ Piarco Regional Corporation will take place on Friday from 3 pm, at the same venue.
Potential candidates for the Mayaro/ Rio Claro Regional Corporation and the San Fernando City Corporation will be screened at the UNC’s South Regional Office from 3 pm on Saturday.
The party has received over 400 nominations for the 14 regional and borough corporations.
The UNC in a brief statement said there has been a high turnout of individuals seeking to represent the UNC at the Local Government level, inclusive of a significant number of young individuals, proving “enthusiasm for positive change”.
“This clear demonstration of support and willingness to serve, comprising of citizens representative of the full gamut of diversity in our country, clearly shows that our population views the United National Congress as the only option to take Trinidad and Tobago forward,” the party added.
Local Government elections are held every three years. The last election took place on November 28, 2016, making elections constitutionally due this year.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is on record as saying that the elections will be held in due course.