[www.inewsguyana.com] – Prime Ministerial candidate of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Elisabeth Harper has promised that Essequibo will be protected against Venezuela’s claim to the area with the re-election of the PPP/C to office post May 11.
Harper, who recently resigned as Director General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, has played an integral role in Guyana’s defence over the years as the territorial controversy with Venezuela raged on.
Harper visited the Essequibo Coast on Friday, April 17 ahead of the PPP/C’s rally at Anna Regina scheduled for Saturday, April 18. She met with hundreds of residents during a walkabout in the busy Friday Anna Regina market.
She said that a PPP government will work hard to ensure Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity against Venezuela’s claim to the Essequibo coast is maintained.
She also noted that one of the burning questions raised by young people was the issue of limited employment opportunities and pointed out that the PPP is aware of the issue and is working to improve employment opportunities there.
According to Harper, domestic violence is one of the issues she has being speaking about on the campaign trail, adding that women alone cannot address the problem and called for men to come on board to help find a solution to the issue.
Harper also said suicide is another area that will be addressed and that the elderly and disabled will also be looked at to have better facilities so they can enjoy life.