[www.inewsguyana.com] – Former President and incoming Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo says the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) fully supports the legal action filed by The Amerindian Action Movement of Guyana (TAAMOG), on behalf of the 1972 young Guyanese of Amerindian descent, who were recently fired by the APNU + AFC government.
A statement from Jagdeo on August 13 noted that the decision by the new government is the “largest single act of ethnic discrimination in the history of post independent Guyana and there may have few precedence of similar nature around the world.”
According to Jagdeo, the persons fired amount to almost three percent of the population of indigenous people living in Guyana.
“Apart from the devastating impact that this discriminatory action will have on these individuals and their families, it removes from the Amerindian village economy at least 270 million dollars per annum.”
The former President noted that this act violates all international practices, norms and laws relating to indigenous people.
“We call on the APNU government to immediately reverse this grave injustice perpetuated on our Amerindian brothers and sisters.”
iNews earlier reported that President of TAAMOG, Peter Persaud filed a $10M lawsuit against the government on the grounds that the CSOs were unlawfully dismissed.