By Tracey Khan – Drakes
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The new administration in Government, the APNU+AFC coalition has committed to reexamine a number of projects that were initiated by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) while it was in office.
During an interview with iNews on Monday, May 18, President David Granger listed several projects that were ongoing by the last administration which he described as “dead,” blaming former President, Donald Ramotar in this regard.
“Our main problem with the airport [CJIA Expansion Projection] was one of priority. Some projects had to be cancelled by the former President himself, example the specialty surgical hospital, we can’t continue that because its dead…we can’t continue the Amaila Falls Hydropower road because Ramotar killed it, we can’t continue the fibre optic cable as it is because its dead, we didn’t do these things you know… so I can’t commit myself to continue something that is not worth continuing,” President Granger said.
He has committed to looking at them but was careful to explain that his administration will prioritize developmental projects that are intended to impact the lives of all Guyanese.
“We have priorities of our own, we want to see a reliable bridge over the Demerara River, most of our working people coming to Georgetown from over that bridge every day and if that bridge collapses, Georgetown would grind to a halt. So we want to see good transport infrastructure.”
The President said he is yet to find out how the country stands financially; his focus now is to bring the monies that have been separated back into the consolidated fund so that it could be accounted for.
President Granger says his aim regarding the Marriott Hotel is to find out and reveal to the Guyanese people the source of funding for that project.