According to President Donald Ramotar, it is not true that there were not enough consultations on the Amaila Falls Hydro electricity project.
Addressing a stakeholders’ forum on the project this morning at the International Conference Center, the President said there were three such discussions held with the political opposition parties and at this point he would say that they hold as much information on the project as the government.
Harnessing hydro power the president said has long been a dream of Guyanese, not just of the People’s Progressive Party Civic.
It is with this in mind he explained that even if his government is to find a way to move ahead with this project he would much prefer to continue with the support of the opposition.
Speaking to the merit of the project, the Head of State said, it necessary if Guyana is to move on to the next stage of development.
President Ramotar noted that standing still is not an option in the fast paced world. And with regard to the debt the project will incur, he explained that the economy is larger now but even so the hydro project will also aid Guyana in broadening its economic base.
The argument that the project is too large for Guyana has also been dismissed by the Head of State as puerile. Using the example of a young married couple building their first home, President Ramotar explained that the couple would build expecting their family to expand in the future.