By Fareeza Haniff
[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.”