Luncheon calls out APNU+AFC on “Ethno Political Discrimination”

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By Fareeza Haniff

Executive member of the PPP, Dr Roger Luncheon (right).  [iNews' Photo]
Executive member of the PPP, Dr Roger Luncheon (right).
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[www.inewsguyana.com] – Former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon continues to hammer the APNU+AFC coalition government about the alleged targeting of supporters of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), who are employed by the government.

Dr Luncheon, who is also an executive member of the PPP, told a news conference today that a number of government employees continue to be discriminated against because of their ethnicity and political affiliation.

“We are pointing out this political, and we are concentrating on this ethnic. We have made this point that black members of the People’s Progressive Party…are unusually exposed and treated to the rampant discrimination of this Granger administration. It’s historical. In the olden days in the PNC, it happened and in the more modern days under the name of the APNU and the coalition, it continues.

“Black members of the People’s Progressive Party Civic, who are employed working in the government service, are unusually targeted by this administration,” Dr Luncheon said.

He noted that the issue has been brought to the attention of the administration and “particular Ministers in the administration; the silence is deafening.”

Dr Luncheon also criticized civil society for staying silent on the issue, noting that Guyanese are condoning the actions of the new government by not speaking out against what he described as a “travesty.”

20 COMMENTS

  1. Most of the above comments attack Roger Lunchoen for his opinion.
    The Commentors NEVER mention the Petty TYRANT Burnham and the PNC TERROR Regime, where RAPE was used as apolitcial weapon.
    The PNC LOOTED the Guyana treasury and now former Minister Hope is living in a mansion in Connictut on funds LOOTED from Guyanese people.
    When will the former PNC Regime members be tried for crimes against the Guyanese people?

  2. U people need to stop this nonsense about racism. There are more black people in business and richer under the PPP. that’s a fact. And I am glad . Unite people and stop your nasty comments. Indians cant live without black people and vice e versa. Please we have a beautiful country with lots of resources . Not even the great USA do not have the resources we have. Lets be proud of our country and untie.

  3. Get your facts right or are you as they. Those fired or removed from their positions are either embroiled in corruption, theft or just not qualified for the job. witch hunting is what the PPP/C did when they were in power. what need to be done now it put them all behind bar for a very long time.

  4. Luncheon should stop smoking that stuff and think before he says anything like his sidekick Rohee they make bud abbott and lou castello look like babies everytime they open their mouths Luncheon was bought and paid for by Jagdeo who boldly sued kaieteur and could not appear to explain but his gankilar luncheon was there TO
    face the judge when Nigel HUGHES MADE HIM LOOK LIKE THE CLOWN HE IS
    he is definitely trying to stir up something like a racial issue if a majority of indians were placed in positions where offences were committed or procedures breached then how could you penalize blacks who were there just struggling to make ends meet shame on you luncheon think before you talk.

  5. I often wonder if this gentleman has lost his mind over the years which reminds me of this statement…” when a dog being reared amoung sheep it will forget how to bark like a dog but will bleep like a sheep.

  6. Luncheon is getting senile,he is definitely loosing it.He and his PPP RACIST party need to take the filt out their eyes.Who can be more racist that the former incompitent,corrupt,and thiefing PPP.Black people have suffered under their administration so Luncheon needs to shut up his filty mouth.He has no shame to make such a statement.Blacks were marginalised and discriminated for 23 yrs so god has delivered them out of the bondage.Long live the colation.

  7. I am African Guyanese . I worked as a civil servant at the treasury and later as a professional at the forestry commission. I never stole anything so anyone can investigate me until the cow comes home but they cannot charge me for anything. If people steal, then they should be charged and taken to court. Well, i know a case in the early 70s when a lowly clerk forged a voucher and stole $200 equivalent to one month’s pay. He went to jail. I also know of a postmaster who stole about the same time. He went to jail. I never heard any of them cry about victimization. What kind of nonsense is this. What of the poor persons who are charged and put in jail regularly for stealing. Whom do they have to blame. Furthermore, these persons that you luncheon are talking about are well paid with all kinds of allowances and perks. They still want more. They should be given the cat o nine. Do you know that today in some cultures, you loose your hand if you steal. When the poor man steals because he has nothing, he has to pay the price. Which evil god made these people. It is entitlement to the highest.

  8. Luncheon aren’t you scared that people might take you for a member of Isis or Taliban? Go take your meds and tidy up yourself, you have a lot of time on your hands now to be at these press conferences looking so unkempt!

  9. Mahajackass,,,The overwhelming fired are back bench Criminals. You forget only indians were grabbing and stealing everything,the evidence is in the front page daily.PPP tout go do some rum drinking and walk your dog SHOUTOUT HINDS,,,he stop barking,,,

  10. The public service must reflect the population of the country. It seems Granger wants to have only Afro Guyanese in government jobs.

  11. roger lunchoen is nothing but a minstrel singing pinko-commie propagandist for the ppp party and his “blackened face” became the symbol of the former government when it was in power and he still uses it to maintain his stature of senior house negro.

    it is disgraceful that after what the ppp party and it tens of thousands of supporters openly says about afro-guyanese, this unkempt looking old fool would come out and say the baseless things he says.

    this is the same idiot who came out with a great barter arrangement with dax [a garment manufacturer] to salvage what is left of the usd 32m fiber optics project after it was ran into the ground by the incompetent inexperienced alexei ramotar, son of the former president.

    the majority of those fired are indo-guyanese and not indians and they happened to be the people who formed the corrupt, lawless murdering, marauding dictatorial and evil junta that was call the guyana government up until the guyanese people kicked them out at the polls.

  12. roger lunchoen is nothing but a minstrel singing pinko-commie propaganda for the ppp party and his “blackened face” became the symbol of the former government when it was in power and he still uses it to maintain his stature of senior house negro.

    it is disgraceful that after what the ppp party and it tens of thousands of supporters openly says about afro-guyanese, this unkempt looking old fool would come out and say the baseless things he says.

    this is the same idiot who came out with a great barter arrangement with dax [a garment manufacturer] to salvage what is left of the usd 32m fiber optics project after it was ran into the ground by the incompetent inexperienced alexei ramotar, son of the former president.

    the majority of those fired are indo-guyanese and not indians and they happened to be the people who formed the corrupt, lawless murdering, marauding dictatorial and evil junta that was call the guyana government up until the guyanese people kicked them out at the polls.

  13. There are corrupt PPP and PNC public servants, as well as, good ones. Let’s hope the PNC is not casting a net that captures the good PPP public servants. I dont care about the corrupt ones. By the way, I worked in the Public Service when I lived in Guyana and there were many corrupt and inept PNC supporters in the Public Service from the ‘good ol days’ that were not dispensed. Many of them were sitting on their backsides doing nothing and getting paid. The came under the PSC, so they could not be dealt with.

  14. The Granger gang is firing any Guyanese, black or Indian, who is perceived to be a PPP supporter. This witch hunting, racist policy (the overwhelming majority of those fired are Indian) must stop!

  15. Because the PPP chose to appoint loyalists to government positions that should go to professionals and because some PPP appointees became corrupt or inept, they had to go.
    It is different from when the PPP removed many government employees in 1992 to make way for its people.
    Luncheon is a black token who could never become President under the PPP, but he defends the same PPP. Talk about stupid!

  16. Let me tell you Luncheon what is a travesty the PPP being the ruling party for 23years, square pegs in round holes, thieves, murders , drug dealers and families and friends being rich off of the taxpayers and Jagdeo HIS CLAN being as wealthy as theyare, while the average Guyanese cannot live a decent life. There are families in North America who has to support their families in Guyana when they are employed as teachers, nurses and other professions.

    For example myself I have been supporting my families for years and they are hard working people. Educated there in Guyana, so don’t you sit up there talking BULLSHIT/TRASH…you need to get real, you are sooooooooo brain wash. PEOPLE LIKE YOU GET CAUGHT UP IN JIM JONES….the PPP are a bunch of” EVIL/ SICK CORRUP PEOPLE”…self centered” NO GOOD” just out for themselves, friends and families…YOU MAKE ME VERY ANGRY…GO SIT IN A DAMN CORNER.

    AND BUT NOT LEAST …YOU GET THIS” MEDIOCRITY ALWAYS ATTACK EXCELLENCE”.

  17. All of a sudden Luncheon is defending black folks. This is the same clown who said that there were no qualified black Guyanese to be appointed as ambassadors. Do you believe this?

  18. When the PPP/C where the government, who could have said anything? So really there is no drastic difference.

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