[www.inewsguyana.com] – Approximately 30 persons protested outside the Whim Community Centre, Corentyne on Saturday, September 05, 2015 where Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo addressed a meeting.
Armed with their placards, the protesters shouted “Moses is a disgrace,” “Whim rejects Moses,” among other slogans. The protesters took issue with several decisions taken by the APNU+AFC government, including the dismissal of five Regional Executive Officers, with the most recent being Paul Ramrattan, whose position is now filled by AFC member, Dr Veerasammy Ramayya.
“How can you take out a professional, a man like Paul Ramrattan, a man who is a professional accountant and you’re putting a herbal doctor to do his work? This is a disgrace to the government! A slap to the face,” one protester said.
“They said they were going to provide job for the youths. Today, they’re on the opposite side. They are a disgrace to the government. They’re taking off the young professionals from their offices and put in pensioners. It simply means that they’re putting their own boys to full their pockets.”
Other protesters lamented the removal of pensioners’ subsidy for water and electricity along with the $10,000 school voucher for parents. The protesters also criticized the Prime Minister for attempting to control the State media.