[www.inewsguyana.com] – Guyana’s electorate has expressed a general sense of dissatisfaction with the performance of the new APNU+AFC government after it was voted into office after May 11.
The APNU+AFC administration in its elections campaign had set out a 100-day plan to accomplish several critical goals, however 107 days later, several of those plans remain unimplemented while a few hang in limbo.
A recent poll conducted by iNews shows that while the government has given itself an “A Grade” for its performance thus far, the majority of the electorate does not feel the same.
In fact, questioned whether they were satisfied with the APNU+AFC’s performance in its first 100 days in Office, 74.3% of the respondents noted ‘no.’ The survey shows that 22% of the respondents were satisfied with what this new government has been able to accomplish in office.
Meanwhile another 2.8% of the respondents indicated that they were undecided about the government’s performance.
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has acknowledged that the administration has not been able to deliver on all that was promised and cited various reasons why this is the case.
“Where there had not been completion of a particular promise in terms of implementability, I had said what was the reason…for example, the Public Procurement Commission, which had required certain specific mechanisms to kick it into action. We have in fact to 100 day today, kept those promises and we are continuing to deepen the implementation of all those promises,” the Prime Minister said.
He explained that government was challenged by several issues, including floods, territorial threat from neighboring Venezuela and the Opposition PPP which boycotted Parliament and refused to recognise the legitimacy of the APNU+AFC government.