14 of 21 promises delivered on Coalition’s 100 days plan; Harmon gives Gov’t ‘A Grade’

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By Fareeza Haniff

100 days[www.inewsguyana.com] – With four more days left before the APNU+AFC fully implement its 21 promises in the 100 days plan, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has given the coalition government an “A Grade” in delivering what it promised to the Guyanese people thus far.

A quick perusal of the 100 days plan will indicate that 14 of the 21 promises were delivered by the coalition government, which includes lowering the Berbice Bridge toll, salary increases for public servants, implementation of phased VAT reduction, increase in old age pension, reduction of the President’s pension and other benefits, return of TV Stations to Lindeners, tax exemption on equipment for small scale miners, cane workers and farmers conference; rice farmers, millers conference; investigative commission on corruption, code of conduct for Ministers, Parliamentarians and other government officials; national Toshaos conference, adoption of a long term sustainable economic plan and the implementation of the Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Act.

Other outstanding promises include naming a date for the long overdue Local Government Elections, establishment of the Public Procurement Commission, establishing passport and birth certificate licensing offices in Berbice, Essequibo and Linden; task force for crime, security and road safety; national conference on women, national youth conference and the liberalization of the telecoms and ICT sectors.

The deadline for the 100 days in office is August 24 and according to Harmon, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo will address the media on the accomplishments made on August 25.

At the moment however, he noted that government is pleaded with what has been delivered to the Guyanese people thus far.

“We have considered it over the last weekend and I can say to you that based on our own checklist, we are extremely comfortable with the work we have done and the accomplishment we have made under that plan…I would give the coalition government and A grade on the matter,” Harmon told the news conference.

 

15 COMMENTS

  1. That is the standard Harpman does grade his collegues…he said it’s A when infact is a lower C. He has lowered the standard to cater for his incompetent collegues…what a shame!!

  2. Is this what APNU+AFC=PNC called progress???

    Fellow Guyanese we should not be taken for granted. This Government will sink this country into ground. The economy is stagnant. New investors will not come to these shores. We need a change.

  3. THE PROMISES WERE LIKE NO PROMISES AT ALL –RICE FARMERS CONFERENCE [ OUTCOME- GO AND GET YOUR MARKET YOURSELF], CANE FARMERS CONFERENCE,NATIONAL TOSHAOS CONFERENCE [ USUALLY HELD EVERY YEAR BY THE PPP/C GOVERNMENT] ,ADOPTION OF LONG TERM SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC PLAN [WHEN WAS THAT FULFILLED ?] , CODE OF CONDUCT FOR MINISTERS [KEPT AS A SECRET ] ET CETERA ET CETERA ET CETERA . THESE PEOPLE TAKE GUYANESE FOR FOOLS !

  4. What’s happening in Guyana? I’ll tell you? Where is dumbo Freddie kissoon, the APNU/AFC is a dictatorship regime not the PPP as was so called by Mr Freddie Kissoon. Guyanese needs to wake up and see what is happening before it’s too late. Don’t worry , before you know what’s happening , Ramjattan and Nagamootoo will be history.

  5. All you apnu tree huggers, will you ever wake up and hear your neighbors getting robbed next door? Look at the crime rate climbing higher. Look at the racism that is shown bluntly in the govt, anyone who is Indian is being fired. Look at how the govt behaved in the budget meetings. Were they being professional, when they were hooting and heckling at the opposition, during presentations? One would think that they misplace themselves for a zoo, or maybe they are too drunk with power to help themselves or the people of guyana.

  6. people are leaving Guyana due to this current government investor are running from Guyana thank to this government what is this change that the apnu/afc government? oh it must be how to evacuate Guyana that the changes because that what I am seeing with crime rate being so high who in their right mind would come here to invest.

  7. And the Church of “Guyanese People” say AMEN!!! Well said Gloria Y.. It’s the only way we can progressively move forward.

  8. People Power, it is very obvious that you are a PPPC supporter, and there is nothing wrong with your political persuasion. It is your democratic right to support any political party you choose. What I question is and find strange is, your complete dismissal of EVERYTHING said and done by Minister Harmon. While criticisms are in order, your negative criticisms speak volumes about your motives. You criticize the Minister’s delivery, his sentence construction, etc., but nothing of substance about the topic he addressed. Why? Were you actively engaged in the political arena when the PPPC held office for the last 23 years? Honestly, what exactly did the PPPC accomplish for the Guyanese nationals and indeed the entire nation? Given the fact that the current administration has held office for less than 100 days, is there anything for which it can be given credit? Now be objective, and view what this administration has accomplished in its totality within the timeframe. Rather than pulling down, it would benefit all Guyana and all Guyanese if you suggest solutions, constructive criticisms. Exactly where are your SOLUTIONS. Set the example and raise the standards of your discourse and make a positive impact if you truly care about your country. Please quit the childish tantrums and contribute workable solutions to the myriad problems this administration inherited, and set attainable goals.This slogan applies if you the stakeholders adopt it, ” Though diverse, TOGETHER WE can build.”

  9. Why would he underscore other achievements ? Is he displaying an incapacity to represent the regime ? President Granger should review his performance. He seems to have a penchant for media coverage….

  10. Promises were made yes. Promises delivered yes. But the people were / are duped. What did they promised during election campaign? Reduce Berbice bridge from 22 to 12 not to 19. Promised to double up on old age pension taking it to 26 from 13 with no mention made of light & water subsidies cut. Not from 13 to 17 plus butchering the light & water subsidy. Cut 10 thousand from poor families with school kids offering them 2 thousand instead. Lets leave it at this for now by saying its also a lie telling the people that 14 of the 21 that was promised is a done deal.

  11. The most important items on the list were not accomplish. One of them – safety of the people – should have been the #1 priority. Harpman, 66% accomplishment does not equal an A grade. It’s a C+ at best. If you were to put a weight on the items accomplished, it would be a D or Fail. Anyone can arrange a meeting or conference in a day. It took a whole PNC coalition to accomplish that. This govt has very low standards. It’s easy to see why – as soon as Harpman, Ramjattan and Greenidge open their mouths. Their English is poor, their sentences are poor and they take a simplistic view of matters. Anyway, the PPP were not far behind!!!

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