Village Council hopefuls of Good Hope are expected to outline their plans and make a case for their election to the village council when they are officially launched at a rally this weekend.
The event is also expected to encourage residents to come out and vote since, according to organizers, voter turn out for village council elections is always poor.
Eleven candidates have been nominated to contest the Good Hope Village Council Elections carded for Monday December 17.
On Sunday, December 16, the nominees will participate in a motorcade through the community leading to a rally in the village centre in the area known as ‘Kwek Zikak.’
There, the nominees are expected to outline their plans and make a case for their election to the village council.
Local Government representatives are also expected to address the activity.
“Normally there is always a poor turn out for village council elections so we want to make a difference so people can come out to vote,” explained Ashille Grove, one of the nominees and organizers of the event.
“This is our opportunity to show that we are serious about development in our community and that we are ready to position Good Hope as a leader in local government initiatives,” Grove said.
The Good Hope Village Council election nominees are: Alphonsia Bonnie (Sister), Emma Bonnie, Victoria Bonnie (Mislas), Monique Charles, Ashille Grove, Alixon Labassiere, Jerry Labassiere, Georgiana Laurent, Gilford Laurent, Roma Stoute, Tricia Wallace.
Dominica Brewery and Beverages Ltd. is the event’s main sponsor.
The motorcade drives off from Dipax at 3:30 p.m.