Minister Edghill dismisses claims of state resources misuse

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Minister within the Ministry of Finance, Juan Edghill.
Minister within the Ministry of Finance, Juan Edghill.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Juan Edghill has dismissed concerns of Parliamentarians from A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC) in relation to the Donald Ramotar administration misusing state resources for election campaigning.

Minister Edghill challenged Opposition Leader David Granger to come up with “…hard evidence that funds are being squandered.”

He instead opined that the APNU Leader’s “rants” are based on fear. In a National Communications Network Inc. interview, following the announcement that May 11 is polling day, the Minister noted that more attacks and ‘truth twisting’ can be expected.

He explained the scenario that there is a huge disparity between reality and the Opposition’s interpretation.

“Every government minister and ministry must continue to carry out their function…all the roads that are being built have to continue, the schools that are being built have to continue, they have to be managed, the project execution unit must be able to manage them, people must get paid their salaries, hospitals must function, school must go on, and children must be able to write their exams.”

This according to the Minister is not electioneering, but simply fulfilling of designated duties, and a carrying out of functions. He went on to state that Guyana must remain normal, and that “an election was never meant to collapse a country, an election is an event that allows the people of the country to give a review on the performance of the government and determine if they would like to have a change and it must be done in a particular environment.”

Minister Edghill further explained that one must grasp that there is a difference between a government function and a political party campaigning for support for a cause. [Extracted and modified from GINA]

3 COMMENTS

  1. Granger shitting on his pants. He can’t produce a single solid evidence to support the allegations. Granger said in Parliament that he will not submit his data to the Integrity Commission all because his buddy Greenidge will fall in hot water for all the corruption that the PNC carried out. The good government committed to the people of guyana that they will disclose all spendings and had done so via the National Assemble by presenting Financial Reports Annually which is overlooked by the Greenidge led Public Accounts Commission and the Auditor General. If the PPP misused the public funds for elections and the PNC’s APNU is confidence that they will win this election, then Granger would have a good chance to jail the entire PPP. However, Granger knows that all he is saying are lies and he knows that he have no chance to sit in the President’s chair, so he is fishing for excuses at this point of time.

  2. Out off the blues the C section of the PPP crawling out, the CREAPS are showing up so they get a chance when the election results are out,, lying son of a ???ch ,,NO shame

  3. The opposition, especially the PNC aka APNU, headed by Granger is too hung up on what the Government is doing/not doing. I agree the government must be watched but it has now become something like a phobia. For the past 3 years we’ve been hearing about all the “wrong things” the government is doing/ did. Many of the reports are/were fictitious. An election date has been announced, when will INEWS and other pro opposition media report something different. I am referring to the opposition’s campaign, start showing us more pictures of their outreach to their supporters, what are their plans, etc etc. This would be a relief. The opposition needs to go out and campaign, this is how an election is won.

    Every country’s politics is unique and Guyana is no different but people will gravitate towards the opposition if they see them working hard and honestly and can understand their message clearly. This should be their focus instead of only bashing the government everyday. Granger and his military brigade are extremely poor strategists. Where is this guy’s “soft” military skills?? This is the result of being given something as against earning it the hard way.

    The election will soon be over and the opposition will then realize they wasted a lot of time just watching the government “24 – 7”. Rohee already announced plans for his bottom house meetings. His people scrutinized the lists and raised their concerns with GECOM etc etc. Its time to start generating the election fever.

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