[www.inewsguyana.com] – President Donald Ramotar on Saturday visited the Arawak village of Wakapau in Pomeroon, Region Two where he updated residents of the indigenous community on national development issues.
He was accompanied by Minister within the Ministry of Agriculture, Alli Baksh and Region Two Chairman, Parmanand Persaud.
The Head of State updated the community on obstacles faced by the government in carrying out its development agenda, the main one being the Opposition’s ‘anti-development’ stance against projects such as the Specialty Hospital and the effort to have hydro-power in the country.
The President also spoke of the Opposition’s continued lingering on the passage of the critical Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Bill. He stated clearly that the Opposition is only looking after its own political agenda at the expense of the country and its people.
“They want power so bad that they do not care if they hurt the ordinary people of our country,” the President said and pointed out, that the Opposition’s sole purpose is to hurt the country in hopes that things will become so bad that the people would turn against the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPPC) Government.
Residents were also brought up to speed with the Opposition’s cutting of the National Budget, with an emphasis on targeting developmental programmes and the threat to pass a no-confidence motion against the government for seeking to restore the funds cut from the 2014 Budget.
The President said that this latest action by the Opposition shows their dishonesty in their carrying of the propaganda line that Government, in restoring the cut projects is acting illegally.
“The constitution gives us this right,” the President said. He said too that the Opposition has the advantage of having the country’s two main private newspapers on its side
“That is why they will never like us. That is why they will never write anything good about us in the paper because of this different interest that they represent,” the President said.
During the meeting the President also spoke of the many government efforts over the years to transform the economic landscape of the country.
[Extracted and modified from GINA]