[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is accusing President David Granger of ‘cronyism and nepotism’ in light of several Cabinet appointees.
In a press release, the main opposition pointed out that while the APNU+AFC was in Opposition, they spoke publicly about nepotism, cronyism, corruption and the necessity for people’s participation in government.
“They sang these mantras to every media house. Just a few days into government and the nation is witnessing nepotism, cronyism, corruption and the failure to consult,” the release noted.
The PPP also criticized President Granger of renaming Ministries and the Convention Centre without consulting with the Guyanese people.
“Indeed, the citizens were not even offered the courtesy of an explanation for these changes. Ministers are appointed but their credentials remain a secret to the people whom they are appointed to serve.”
Additionally, the President is being chided for appointing his Son – in – Law, Dominic Gaskin as Minister of Business and Investment. It should be noted that Gaskin has been a member of the Alliance For Change (AFC) for many years.
“The cronyism and nepotism has begun from the very top. David Granger has appointed his son- in- law as Minister of Investment and Business. The nation has no clue what this portfolio entails. So once again, like Forbes Burnham we witness another President making his son-in-law a Minister. Noel Holder, an unknown political quantity but the husband of AFC Founding Member Sheila Holder, now deceased, is slated to be appointed Minister of Agriculture,” the PPP noted.
The Opposition says it now “await the voices of those members of civil society who proclaim themselves the watch dogs of democracy.”