APNU’s proposed ‘social contract’ is a contradiction – PPP


General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee. [iNews' Photo]
General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com]General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Civic, Clement Rohee is of the view that the ‘social contract’ being proposed by the main opposition – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) – is a contradiction.

APNU’s Leader, David Granger recently proposed the contract, which is aimed at promoting national unity, ensure human safety and foster economic development.

When asked for the PPP’s view on this matter at a press conference on Monday, January 6, Rohee said that the contract is a contradiction to the actions of the APNU, who he explained is against development in Guyana.

“I must say that it appears to me that it is somewhat an apparent contradiction and the question that contradicts it: is how can you be proposing a social contract in respect of the body politics of our country when you have basically shot down a number of investment projects in this country which would have brought meaningful and purposeful development to Guyana, would have seen an improvement of livelihoods for thousands of people across the country?

“So right away I see an apparent contradiction when on the one hand these anti – progressive, anti – national, anti – business, anti – foreign investors have been taken within recent times so that has to be explained by the callers of this social contract,” Rohee told reporters.

Meanwhile, the APNU Leader had also noted that the Party is ready for the PPP to sit down and negotiate with the Opposition. Granger had 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,” the APNU Leader had said.


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