PPP rejects Govt’s plan to introduce regional flags

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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.

flag“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.

 

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Burch.
    Guyana is ONE Nation under one flag!
    If Berbice gets its own flag then its time for Berbice to become its own nation with its own government.
    Flags will divide an already fractured nation or perhaps its time for Berbice to become its own state..independent of the former PNC despotic regime!

  2. The Minister claimed 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”……..
    The PPP has no vision…..what is so wrong with having stronger Regional Authorities?
    …..I’ll tell you why.
    The PPP is still wedded to the discredited philosophy of Command economy/Central- planned structure. They cannot operate unless they micro-manage the affairs of every level of Government is this Country…..this is how the previous administration had lost its way and descended to the level of pervasive corruption which had enveloped the entire Country the recent past.
    Decentralisation yes! yes! yes!

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