Gov’t being “very stupid” in its response to rice, sugar woes – Teixeira

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Opposition Parliamentarian and Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira (right) and Dharamkumar Seeraj. [iNews' Photo]
Opposition Parliamentarian and Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira (right) and Dharamkumar Seeraj. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Opposition Parliamentarian and Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira has criticized the APNU+AFC government for its handling of the grim situation facing the sugar and rice industries in Guyana.

She told a news conference on Wednesday, November 04, 2015 that the government is treating the woes of the two industries in a discriminatory manner, knowing that it is the support base of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

“Why is the government addressing the problems of sugar and rice in such a discriminatory manner? If I was in government, the issue of what is confronting the sugar industry and the rice industry would have been handled completely differently because even if there was an APNU +AFC government and knowing that rice and sugar, the majority of the persons are PPP supporters, why would you treat with those sectors and those people in such a disgraceful manner…which just doesn’t count?” Teixeira said.

She refuted claims that the PPP is using the rice and sugar industries as a political tool, pointing out that the APNU+AFC government is being “politically stupid” with the way in which the situation is being dealt with.

“The political behavior of the Opposition is not a question of whether we’re causing trouble…the issue of rice and sugar, they have exacerbated the situation…politically they are being very stupid,” the PPP Parliamentarian said.

Meanwhile, also at the press conference was General Secretary of the Rice Producers Association and PPP Parliamentarian, Dharamkumar Seeraj, who rebuffed reports by Agriculture Minister, Noel Holder that several countries are lining up to purchase rice from Guyana.

He said if this is true, then farmers should not be complaining, while pointing out that any such lines would be for “cheap rice” since he believes that Guyana is now selling its rice cheaply on the international market.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Keep watching DUMMY,you will never see who is jucking your eyes out,too BLIND to SEE.West Dem will soon be Dem West.

  2. Stop politicizing the sugar and rice industries Texeira,you are no authority on either of them.The PPP exploited these areas to their benefits through the years,but still most of the workers are so dumb,they don`t even know they were exploited.Your government wasted tax-payers money by paying Singh $25,000 US per month for destroying the sugar industry.You are the most bare-faced hypocrites I`ve ever seen.Jagdeo has also been part of the destruction team.You`ve run this country down and you`re where you ought to be.Give back the extra cash you`ve received in Parliament.

  3. Continue to watch on West Dem and take note of the charlatans throwing blame on all those who had nothing to do with the mess these commodities are in…Your party of dumbos run everything into the ground and their sheep like supporters continue to be spoon fed the crap they are told….If your corrupt party were in government today the industry would still be in the mess it is and the sheep would have kept their mouths shut as they are all frightened of that Rat that run things… So dream with the rest of the nit wits from Freedumb House

  4. CG, PPP/C is not the Government of the day. It is your Defacto APNU/AFC=PNC. They have certainly made some race base decisions which have not gone unnoticed. We are all watching.

  5. Your party Ms. Texeira, never concerned themselves with the problems of any of the Industries while in office. That’s why you can sit and utter blame on the current Administration. You and all the PPP Members are a shameless bunch.

  6. She should first state that if Jagdeo and the P.P.P. did waste $200 Million USD on the Skeldon sugar factory, there would have been money to to deal with the true issues the sugar industry is facing. Like a demon, she wants to appear helpful all the while when she was performing the devilish acts she had no care of the sugar Industry.

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