“Hypocrisy” – Granger responds to claims of APNU/AFC militarization

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By Tracey Khan-Drakes

 

Guyana Veteran's Legion 3[www.inewsguyana.com] – Presidential Candidate of the APNU+AFC coalition, Brigadier David Granger has said that the ruling party’s  continued criticisms of the APNU/AFC political faction for its inclusion of former service men in its hierarchy is nothing short of hypocrisy.

The Peoples Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has said that the presence of the former servicemen is an indication that the Opposition wants to take Guyana to a “military state.”

Granger made the comment on Sunday April 12 while attending a commemorative church service marking the one-year anniversary of the merger of the Guyana Legion and Ex-GDF Association into the Guyana Veteran’s Legion.

Granger was very passionate in his delivery to the veterans, contending that the PPP continues to peddle lies against the men and women who have served Guyana honorably.

“It is deceitful for them to speak about militarization, they militarize the government long before the national assembly came into being, there are two former military officers in the national assembly or what use to be the national assembly, Brigadier Granger and Colonel Harmon, two out of 65.” Guyana Veteran's Legion 6

He pointed to what he deemed “hypocrisy” from the PPP, who employed an expelled veteran in its cabinet as its Ministry of Home Affairs.

“They make the biggest mistake when they were the ones who put in the PPP cabinet a GDF officer who had been cashiered, Ronald Jairam Gajraj. I almost choked to say veteran but it was the PPP that put him in the cabinet so they found use for former soldiers.”

He also acknowledged the  numerous sacrifices veterans make while serving their country, “many people do not know about broken families when we have to spend months in the border, many people don’t know about our training, many people don’t know about the number of soldiers who have died in service, the diseases that they have contracted.”

He said proper provisions are not in place for ex- veterans when they retire and many of them end up with, “we have the training and leadership skill to do something better but because of the state of the economy were confined to poor paying jobs, many of us have migrated and have done well… some of us have surrendered our youths for this country.”

He also noted that his motion to establish a national veterans commission which was approved in the national assembly with support from the AFC, “but the President never implemented it, the commander in chief, the patron of this organization never implemented it, I don’t know any part of the western hemisphere where an executive of an administration could be so dismissive of his veterans.”

“Veterans need to be placed on a sound economic footing and pay them due respect.”

His proposal for veterans, a veteran’s act, provides for the welfare of all military veterans in Guyana.

 

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. Slow down there Mr. slow down, Guyana will never be Militarized. Minority cannot wish away the Majority. PPP will definitely walkaway with more than 53% of the votes this time around as long as all of our supporters come out.

  2. I would prefer to live under the militarization state than to continue living under this corruption that is most embarrassing to any Guyanese who has morality,and this NARCO STATE.

  3. Ronald Jairam Gajraj was cashiered from the army, not cached. The charge was embezzlement. The Commander at the time was Brig. David Granger.

    cash·ier2
    kaˈSHir/
    verb
    past tense: cashiered; past participle: cashiered

    dismiss (someone) from the armed forces in disgrace because of a serious misdemeanor.
    “he was found guilty and cashiered”

  4. Jagdeo ain’t do shit but he gets a grand pension but the men and women who gave, and would give their lives for this country, get nothing.
    Jagdeo and Ramotar, haul your fat backsides and get proper jobs. You leeches on the Guyanese people!

  5. Look at a vexed impostor lay hands and foot on a vexed Granger. Granger mouth like it joins on to another soldier mouth?

  6. Good soldiers, and bad soldiers. Good soldiers are good. While those who gave away tens of AK47 and other weapons with ammunition to the PNC criminals are bad soldiers! All those who carried out the PNC EDICTS and COMMANDS to “Kick down the Citizens doors” and rob them are bad soldiers, Granger was a bad soldier!
    Granger is bad! Gary Best is about to malign his own name by aligning with danger.

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