APNU ready to negotiate with PPP; not prepared for another collision in Parliament – Granger

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From L - R: APNU Leader, David Granger; Leader of the AFC, Khemraj Ramjattan and President Donald Ramotar.
From L – R: APNU Leader, David Granger; Leader of the AFC, Khemraj Ramjattan and President Donald Ramotar.

[www.inewsguyana.com]Following a constant battle between A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP), the main opposition says it is ready for the PPP to sit down and negotiate with the Opposition.

At the APNU’s weekly press conference on Friday, January 3, the Party’s Leader, David Granger said that the Opposition does not want to return to the National Assembly and have another ‘collision’ with the government.

“We want the People’s Progressive Party Civic administration this year 2014 to come to the negotiating table, sit down with the Opposition, sit down with the Trade Unions, sit down with the employer’s organisations and let us work out how Guyana will be developed over the next two years.

“In 2016, we will be 50 years old as an independent state. We don’t want to go on the floor of the National Assembly to have another collision with the government. We want the government to sit down and work out with us how this country is going to be governed,” the APNU leader told reporters.

Granger reiterated his call for President Donald Ramotar to assent to the Opposition Bills which were passed in the House and to implement the resolutions of the National Assembly.

“We want good governance, that’s what we’re fighting for. We are very concerned about Guyana’s state and we will not improve the income and economic performance of Guyana unless all Guyanese start working together and it won’t happen if the PPP continues to run the country the way it has been running for the past 20 years,” Granger told the news conference.

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