[www.inewsguyana.com] – Leader of the main opposition – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), David Granger in his reaction to the resignation of Local Government Minister, Ganga Persaud said that he [Ganga] has done a lot of damage to the Local Government System.
When questioned, Granger told reporters that he is clueless as to why the Minister decided to resign suddenly, but hopes that it does not have any impact on the holding of Local Government Elections.
“I’m quite clueless, I don’t understand his sudden removal…we know that the local government elections are in the process and we know that Minister Rohee has been made General Secretary of the Party, but I don’t have a clue as to why Mr. Persaud will go off at this point in time,” Granger told reporters at Parliament.
He further noted that Persaud is solely responsible for the damage he has done to the local government system, by dismantling the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDCs) and implement Interim Management Committees (IMCs).
Persaud today, Thursday, January 23 tendered his resignation as Minister of Local Government and Regional Development citing personal reasons and future commitments.
The Minister, in a statement thanked the President in whom he expressed confidence in giving an opportunity to serve as the Minister of Local Government and Regional Development.
Minister Ganga Persaud reiterated his support for the PPP stating that the PPP is the best hope of any development in Guyana and promised to work assiduously to ensure the PPP regains the majority at the next elections.
The Local Government Minister also pointed out that he will continue to serve both the government and party but due to other obligations decided to demit office at this time. The Minister’s resignation is reported to take effect from January 31, 2014.