Landmark rulings an opportunity to restore confidence in Guyana’s economy – Irfaan Ali

PPP/C's Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali greets a supporter during one of his previous outreaches.
PPP/C’s Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali greets a supporter during one of his previous outreaches.

Presidential Candidate of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), Irfaan Ali sees Tuesday’s landmark rulings of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as an opportunity to restore economic confidence and job creation in Guyana.

The Trinidad-based regional court ruled that the no-confidence motion against the coalition Government was validly passed on December 21, 2018 and the unilateral appointment of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman was unconstitutional.

In response to these decisions, Ali, in a statement on his social media page, posited that his Party’s “big win” in the Court paved the way for boosting confidence in the country’s economy.

“Investors do not want to invest in countries that are seen as unstable and lack respect for the rule of law and the Constitution. Without investment, we cannot grow our economy and create more jobs for Guyanese,” he noted.

According to the PPP/C Presidential Candidate, he is committed to ensuring that Guyana is back in safe and stable hands so that the Constitution is respected and the rule of law is adhered to.

“… when Guyana is stable, Guyana’s economy grows and jobs are created … Guyana needs strong, stable leadership,” Ali contended.

Since being elected as the Presidential Candidate for the PPP/C, Ali has been on an outreach programme, listening to concerns of Guyanese – both here and in the Diaspora – and highlighting his Party’s plans should it turn to office to create a better country and improve the lives of its people.

In fact, during an outreach in New York earlier this year, Ali said there was nothing in the country right now that incited excitement among Guyanese, at home or in the Diaspora.

“People have lost hope; they don’t see a future, they don’t aspire to something. Three and a half years ago … everyone was involved in something or the other that progressed them, that showed they have hope for a future, that they have hope for a better Guyana, that they have hope for better prospects for their families to the extent that we had many persons from the Diaspora who came back and they were investing in that future, because they saw hope in the country. They saw the country leading in a direction that would create opportunities for them,” he stated.

The Presidential Candidate promised to lead a Government that would be all-inclusive.