[www.inewsguyana.com] – It was made pellucid that a large amount of Guyanese are dissatisfied with the work being done by local political parties and share the view that they are not doing enough for the people.
According to iNews’ weekly pool where the question was asked “are Political Parties in Guyana doing enough for the people?” majority of patricians responded in the negative.
A total of 93% percent of participants voted no, six percent voted yes and a mere one percent were undecided.
iNews (www.inewsguyana.com) had reported in a recent feature titled “A microscopic view of the Macro – The 10th Parliament” that if ever there was a moment Guyanese were disappointed in their parliamentarians, it would be today. This is not “iNews says”, this is what the wider cross section of the Guyanese population say.
If ever, there was an epoch where citizens thought time and money are being wasted, it would be the duration of the 10th Parliament and if ever there was an instant where Guyanese had consensus on an issue, it would be this.
The word on the street is that Parliament not only wastes time and tax payers’ money but has become an arena where personal vendettas are pursued.
A Senior Private Sector Member had told iNews “I have mixed feelings about the performance of the 10th Parliament. on the one hand, I’m happy that they have tabled and passed a number of important Bills and that the strength of the combined opposition has resulted in the government being more open to scrutiny when it comes to allocations for the national estimates or for support on important projects and initiatives. However, on the other, I’m completely disappointed that both sides of the House cannot find common ground or convergence on important legislation or on the budgetary estimates. This has resulted in the rejection of meritorious legislation, time wasting, loss of resources, and international sanctions being applied to Guyana as a form of penalty. All this has certainly hurt the country’s image and investment profile and which will have very long term negative consequences. I hope that political maturity can prevail and both sides of the house can work in the best interests of all the people of Guyana.”
Comments gathered from Parliamentarians/Politicians themselves also revealed that while some were satisfied with how the interest of the population was being represented, others were dissatisfied to a large extent.