Monday, April 13th 2015. BMG : It was confirmed by Guyanese Ambassador, Albert Ramdin that the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Belize, Lisa Shoman will lead a 20 member Electoral Observer Mission for the May 11th General Elections in Guyana.
This group was developed by the Organization of American States (OAS) to ensure a peaceful and properly conducted election as stated by Ambassador Ramdin on the margins of the Summit of the Americas in Panama City.
Funding for this mission comes from the US government, which this week announced that part of its US$300,000 support will also go towards the local Electoral Assistance Bureau. Last Wednesday an agreement for the Electoral Observation Mission to Guyana was signed by OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza, and the Permanent Representative of Guyana to the OAS, Bayney Karran in Panama City.
The mission team is scheduled to arrive on May 5th to observe the elections process, and Ambassador Ramdin emphasizes that it will be a fair process. The ceremony took place in Panama City where the Seventh Summit of the Americas was held last week. The working visit will be the fifth Electoral Observation Mission that the O.A.S. has sent to Guyana