[www.inewsguyana.com] – Chairman of Vision Guyana Dr. Peter Ramsaroop is questioning the Opposition’s relevance in addressing issues of national importance.
Dr. Ramsaroop – a Political Activist – in a statement on Sunday (November 24) expressed disagreement with Opposition Leader David Granger’s move to address issues of territorial integrity at a recent press conference.
“We have more pressing economic issues about to face our nation that has immediate effects. It seemed like the Leader of the Opposition has just awaken to a 1960 issue when he is asleep on 2013 issues. Not that the border issue is not important, but our nation is now blacklisted, it will affect, delay or cease its ability for financial transactions of trade and potential movement of goods.”
Dr. Ramsaroop’s comments on the heels of Guyana being blacklisted by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) for failing to en-act amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act. The Amendment Bill was defeated in the National Assembly by a majority opposition vote.
He said opposition politicians need to act in the interest of all Guyanese and discontinue their ‘petty political grandstanding’ against Government’s efforts to improve the business climate.
“A reminder to the Opposition is to remember that Guyana is bigger than any political party or individual, and the interest of all Guyanese, should be of paramount importance.”
The Political Activist believes that since the elections in 2011, the opposition is bent on shutting down Guyana in an attempt to nullify the elections it lost.
He warned that this ‘profoundly anti-Guyana approach’ in the 10th Parliament could mortally wound the Opposition.
He called on all Guyana to support the government in its quest to make Guyana a better place.
“The Private Sector has a greater responsibility now given the Blacklisted Nation Status to ensure that we find ways to hold up our economy. It is more important now than ever, that we as a people rally around both the Government and Private Sector to weather this storm,” he added.