LEAD Project saga should be a lesson for US Gov’t – PPP

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PPP web[www.inewsguyana.com] – The governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has welcomed the suspension of the USAID funded Leadership and Democracy Project (LEAD) which was being implemented without the approval of the Government.

In a press statement issued, the Party noted that the implementation of the project was an insult to the people of Guyana and that the revocation of the visa and work permit of IRI resident Country Director, Glenn Bradbury was an unfortunate decision the government had to make.

“Such a decision must be seen in the context of USAID’s non-adherence to, and violation of the country’s immigration laws and regulations. The PPP is hopeful that the lessons of this episode will serve to safeguard against any future recurrence and that the preferred and tested method of consultation, concurrence and reason will form the basis of any future engagement.”

“The PPP has also noted with disgust the repeated attempts made by Ambassador Hardt to refer to the provisions of the 2009 Government of Guyana/USAID agreement in justification of the stance taken by the US Government to go ahead with the Project,” the Party said in its statement.

Meanwhile, the PPP expressed the hope that good and friendly relations between Guyana and the United States will continue to grow and deepen.

 

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