[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Opposition is making it clear that no “PPP delegation” met with Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Basil Williams for talks to have the Red House deal revamped.
A press statement from the Party on November 06 clarified that there are no ‘talks’ between the PPP and the AG; as a matter of fact, it was noted that Mr. Williams met with representatives of the Management Committee of Red House.
According to the statement, the PPP advised the Committee against meeting with the Attorney General in the absence of any written communication from the AG’s Chambers on the matter.
“However, two members of the Management Committee persisted and proceeded to the meeting with Mr. Williams only to have their views/proposals rebuffed by Williams as was predicted by the PPP,” the PPP statement revealed.
iNews had reported that the APNU+AFC administration will be making steps towards scrapping the lease deal that governs the plot of land, which is currently occupied by the Cheddi Jagan Research Center.
This was revealed by Attorney General, Basil Williams who told reporters at a news conference on October 28 that the government has already engaged the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on the issue.
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon had shockingly revealed to the National Assembly on August 21, that the former PPP/C administration had privatized Red House and placed several members of the PPP hierarchy as the directors of the entity.
It was also revealed that the property was leased to the company for 99 years at a rate of $12,000 per year; which is $1,000 per month.
But according to the PPP statement today, “The APNU+AFC may very well, by omission or commission provoke certain extremist, racist elements in our midst who, for reasons known only to them, seek by any means possible, to advance their “cause” based on hate, distrust and rejection of the Granger-led coalition administration’s efforts to bring into disrepute a symbol associated with the life and work of Cheddi Jagan.”