Efforts by the APNU+AFC coalition government to introduce regional flags to each of the 10 administrative regions in the country are being rejected by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) since the Party is of the view that the Golden Arrowhead is the Constitutional flag of Guyana and any other flag imposed on the country is contrary to the Constitution of the Republic of Guyana.
According to a press release from the PPP today, in the circumstances, the consultations initiated in each Region will inexorably result in the rejection by the overwhelming majority of residents who, instead of flags and name changes to Regions prefer jobs, enhanced public security, money in their pockets, better roads, improved potable water supply and efficient garbage collection.
“Rather than seeking to change things that obtained under the PPP/C and to make things look different under the APNU+AFC, the Granger coalition administration should change their racial and political discriminatory and witch-hunting practices as well as their wasteful spending and focus on improving the economic and social well-being of all Guyanese,” it said.
Late last year when the government announced its intention to assign each administration region with its very own flag, it posited that this was a move which depicted a representation of independence.
The APNU+AFC coalition contended that this decision would complement the administration’s effort to implement a de-centralised governing system in the country.
Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan had earlier stated that his government’s vision is to have each region dictate to Central Government where their developmental priorities lie and thereafter, Central Government would provide the capacity and ability needed to achieve those goals.