Parliament’s focus: Constructive bipartisanship rather than No – Confidence vote – says Blue CAPS

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Head of Blue Caps, Clinton Urling.
Head of Blue Caps, Clinton Urling.

[www.inewsguyana.com] –Local lobby group, Blue CAPS is reminding the nation’s elected political policy makers that the desire for a bipartisan National Assembly rising above partisan acrimony and political dysfunction is, by far, the most urgent and important objective for a wary Guyanese citizenry.

The Group says it knows when Parliament reconvenes on October 10, the buzz of a no-confidence motion is sure to dominate the agenda and proliferate on the tongues of the majority of citizens.

However, Blue CAPS, in a release today says “discussions of a no-confidence motion, whether well-grounded or not, have eclipsed the normal expectations in the reconvening of parliament, where legislators should typically be working together to address the critical issues and challenges facing Guyana.”

According to the lobby group, the current quagmire of a situation occurs in the absence of a normally functioning political culture where cooperation and consensus constitute the governing paradigm.

“Guyana needs innovative approaches to policy and demonstrations of post-partisan leadership, now or after any election, which would result in win-win outcomes. We must collectively move away from rigid ideological positions and work towards a collaborative, collegial culture that ensures a successful and prosperous Guyana for generations to come,” the release added.

It was also noted that the young generation stands to lose the most from the current debilitating political process.

“It is this generation that inevitably will inherit a crime-riddled society, broken institutions, the effects of international sanctions, and a poor and undeveloped economic landscape if we do not embrace a mature Guyana first.”parliament

The group of young Guyanese says it is their hope that the Anti-Moneylaundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Amendment and the Telecommunications Bills are adopted by the Parliament and assented to by the President. Additionally, Blue CAPS calls for the fast tracking of the operational process of the constitutionally mandated Public Procurement Commission.

President Ramotar is also being urged to instruct the Minister of Local Government to establish a date for the holding of local government elections; adding that such a move would signal that government is willing to accommodate all platforms, including those promoted by the political opposition, thus signaling its sincere intent at bipartisanship.

6 COMMENTS

  1. AFC promised change. People were hoodwinked and voted for them.
    What did they do, they joined APNU/PNC.
    WHAT HAPPEN afterwards? They cut the budget.
    Tell me how can you run a country with no money?
    HOYTE and BURNHAM ask the PPP/C to run a country with 96 cents of every dollar going to service a debt you PNC people plunge and saddle us into a black suction hole.
    Sir, the country’s business must go on. Opposition is angry because their choke hold is not effective.
    If the country have money then spend the bloody money on the people and development.
    ‘Wha cum sa do’!

  2. Clinton, how can you forget the reason for the No-Confidence Vote? It was because the Finance Minister went and spent GY$4.5B on items Parliament voted down that Parliament lost confidence in government’s ability to continue governing. It had nothing to do with a need for constructive bi-partisanship.
    Ramotar made three speeches since becoming President, in which he repeatedly urged cooperation and compromise. To-date, it is the PPPs way or no way, so how can we expect the PPP to engage in bi-partisanship?
    Ramotar made a promise in 2011 to stage LGE in 2012. We are nearing the end of 2014 and still no LGE, so what does that tell you, pal?

  3. Mr Urling, Sir:
    Your message can be seen as merely rhetoric.
    The paradigm shift has already born and kicked off with Forbes Burnham.
    He planted racial division. Desmond Hoyte nurtured it and now it is perfected with an automatic default that ‘everything belongs to we, because our forefathers slaved for it’.
    The culture of entitlement has grown and morphed into bullyism.
    Now, it is manifesting itself into anarchy as in the illegal protest in Linden by residents who believe that the rest of Guyanese must pay their electricity bills!
    The baby has been thrown out with the bath water by these same opposition people a long time ago.
    This mountain of the mindset of ‘NO’ is a higher mountain than Roraima to climb.
    Guyana and its children are doomed as I see it if these very same opposition dinosaurs are allowed to take control illegally once again.

  4. POOR PNC YOURLING TRYING TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE IS A LOCAL MANDela BUT MOST GUYANESE KNOWS DEEP down WAY DEEP DOWN INSIDE THE POOR CHAP IS A PNC DIEHARD TRYING TO WALK A FINE LNE TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE WALKING BETWEEN DE LINE..nice try dough..

  5. yeah…yeah..yeah…pppc must contest and win election then listen to PNC AND DO WHAT pnc want it to do….not the same old PNC or is it a brand new PNC calling itself CRAPNU??

  6. Don’t know how much influence this advice will have on the PPPc administration! If one is to read from what is being said by spokespersons Rohee and Luncheon then it seems to be still the same old thing – PPPc way or NO WAY!!! There has been absolutely NO visible change in the attitudes and actions of the party’s management or support groups!!

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