Amna to Rohee: ‘Do not instigate racial prejudice’

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Minister of Social Cohesion, Amna Ali.
Minister of Social Cohesion, Amna Ali.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Social Cohesion Minister, Amna Ally is scolding the General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee for what she described as “irresponsible” statements regarding the ethnicity of persons hired by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

This is after GECOM itself would have lashed out at Rohee, who had said that GECOM should disclose the ethnicity of persons being hired and ensure that there is some sort of ethnic balance amongst those that were hired.

Ally in a statement to the media noted that she firmly rejects Rohee’s utterances which she labelled as “irresponsible and divisive.”

“It is a sad commentary that the PPP has chosen to once again divide this nation on the basis of ethnicity. The sooner politicians realise that we are all Guyanese and resist attempts to divide Guyana along ethnic lines, the sooner Guyana will be taken to a higher level in fostering social cohesion,” said Ally.

General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee
General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee

She stated that the labour laws of Guyana are clear and there must be no discrimination in hiring based on race, gender or religious belief.

“We are confident that GECOM has followed and continue to follow the law of the land. It is therefore ridiculous for Mr. Rohee to trump-up this question of ethnicity which has the potential of further dividing us as a nation,” she stated.

“We believe that employment opportunities must be given to those who satisfy the requirements for the positions for which they apply. We want opportunities for all Guyanese. We expect that those who are qualified for positions are going to be the earners of opportunities.”

Ally is calling on the PPP and its General Secretary to discontinue their efforts to divide the Guyanese community with the ploy of ethnic discrimination.

“We want our Guyanese brothers and sisters to see ourselves as one, working together to build One Nation, and a better life for all. I call on you (Mr. Rohee), not to instigate racial prejudice, but instead let us work together to make Guyana a better place.”

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  1. Such ignorance.The present government is only in power because of a coalition. If the AFC pulls the plug next time around, they will be out of power. Unless of course that election commission is ‘doctored’ to meet their needs. I pray we do not ever return to those oppressive days of the 60’s- 80’s

  2. AMNA ALLY GECOM should close down ! Guyana needs to update the technologies used in elections voting system. The current system is corrupted, contains too much irregularities and should be abandoned. In Canada, we have elections here and poll closes at 9PM-By 11PM results are in and the winner is declared with no doubts in the nation. Guyana has been prone to corruption, election rigging and fraud acts. Time for Surojbally and companies to resign. Based on all the photos showed during the last elections-people were beaten at the pooling stations….I hate to say it but Rohee seem to be correct.

  3. Rohee is a CRACK-HEAD,a RACIST and MORE,he can`t help it,because the leader of the Opposition is no different.GOCOOL has gone REAL COOL,can`t help them ANYMORE.

  4. Ally, I don’t think Guyanese don’t understand politics. You are talking about racism in Guyana? You are now in power by playing the race card. You are pseudo racist you are using it to instigate racism in the minds of common man to gain points and racism is deep in the blood of Guyanese because PNC clearly stated that no Indians rule Guyana. Don’t you know the history of this country?

    GECOM is acting like APNU agent and with the certification from external agency put them to power. The entire election process and counting and fake SOPs from selection of returning officers to declaring the result is mockery of democracy.

    Please stop playing race card and work on issues like business and job pay hike for people who are not interested in your ethnic politics.

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