Granger has a message for Indigenous Leaders: “beware of the Govt’s promises”

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By Kurt Campbell

A section of the gathering at the International Conference center. [iNews' Photo]
A section of the gathering at the International Conference center. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Opposition Leader, David Granger has called on all Amerindian Leaders (Toshaos) from across Guyana who are currently meeting with the Executive to “beware of the promises” of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) government.

“I would be very careful if I was an indigenous person,” Granger told a news conference on Friday, October 31.

Amerindian Leaders are currently meeting with the government and other stakeholders at the National Conference Centre for the biannual National Toshaos Conference (NTC) where they are given an opportunity to share their challenges and raise concerns with the government, including the President.

Granger suggested that the Executive is not serious about the welfare of Amerindians.

“When we brought a Motion in the National Assembly to deal with trafficking in persons (TIP) the government didn’t support it,” Granger recalled; pointing out that the victims of TIP are likely to be indigenous girls.

Leader of the APNU, David Granger. [iNews' Photo]
Leader of the APNU, David Granger. [iNews’ Photo]
He recalled too the Motion to address the deadly gastroenteritis that was claiming lives in interior regions was also not supported by the administration.

The Opposition Leader spoke of environmental damage in several Amerindian Communities due to logging and mining.

“Last year August Amerindians protested outside the National Assembly on land issues too,” Granger recalled; adding that at the end of the last conference Toshaos had complained that they were not allowed speak freely.

The Opposition Leader says he has been visiting some of these communities and speaking with the people.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hold on a minute here. Is this the same Granger that withheld the funds the government allocated for the Amerindian people from the budget?? Does Granger believe that our nations first people are uneducated and can’t read thru the lines. Mr. Granger this author I would have you know is of Amerindian heritage and I’m appalled that you would attempt to comment on the promises the PPP has made versus what you and your afc cohorts did slashing my people’s money and your pnc during the 27 years in office. We are all too familiar of the politics of the past and don’t see anything different from your attempts to win votes from us with this current charade. If you want to do the nation a favor, pass bills like the anti money laundering, stop blocking funds of the indigenous people and most of all stop offering the same old politics from a different angle!!!

  2. Do NoT:::I bet grainger would tell u he ent know nothing bout feed clothed housed nation..like he said he ent know nothing bout ballot box killing- nothing about wismar massacre-and his pnc god bumom called it rupunini uprising when they sent in the gdf there to slaughter humans..grainger is just a blow blow –he wil amount to nothing because he know he only take orders from farbes bunom.
    i bet grainger will tell u he ent know bout GuyLines..

  3. When the PNC promise to feed and clothe the Nation.
    They mean long food lines.
    They actually mean unclothe!
    Mr Granger was there and is a witness.
    He is the last one to caution or ‘beware’ anyone.

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