Former Guyanese Head of State and now Opposition Leader, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, has slammed the Government for its decision to shut down the Wales Sugar Estate, a decision which will affect thousands of persons living along the West Bank of Demerara.
Mr. Jagdeo said it was a reprehensible action by the APNU+AFC Administration which “shows that the Government cannot be trusted”, in reference to a statement made by Minister of State Joseph Harmon in December last assuring the public that no sugar estate would be closed.
According to the former President, the 2015 sugar CoI report commissioned by the APNU/AFC coalition does not recommend any such closure.
“The Government precipitously moved to this hasty closure and this is consistent with what I have always spoken about: a sinister plan, a surreptitious plan to close the sugar industry. I thought at least it would be more subtle and they were using privatisation,” he commented.
INews understands that the former President is slated to meet with workers of Wales estate sometime today.