[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.”
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.