By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) Member of Parliament (MP) Joseph says the ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) should be the last Party to talk about violation of sovereignty and pointed to several examples which he feels is in fact a compromise of sovereignty on the government’s part.
Harmon was speaking at a press conference called by the APNU on Thursday, May 8.
PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee had deemed Opposition Leader David Granger’s support for the USAID Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) Project and pronouncement following the revocation of Glen Bradbury’s work permit shows disrespect to Guyana’s right to defend its national interest and make independent decision.
However, despite these censures by the PPP, the Opposition Leader’s support and that of his Party appears to remain the same, even as the announcement came earlier today that the project has been halted while the government and U.S Authorities reengage in talks.
Harmon told reporters that over the last two days the country heard from President Donald Ramotar ‘in his usual unreflective manner’ that Guyana does not need the LEAD Project but posited that his administration had failed to provide proof to support its claim.
He says his hope is that a way is found to keep the project alive and condemned the action by the government, particularly the revocation of the work permit of Bradbury.
“APNU applauds the U.S Ambassador for his strong support for the LEAD Project and his valiant call for a free press in Guyana.”
Harmon said the PPP government must not fool itself into believing that the desperate steps they have taken will escape the attention of Guyanese.
“How can our support infringe national security and be against sovereignty?” Harmon questioned, adding that “this wicked and corrupt administration must be reminded of the 1991 Jimmy Carter electoral reform process.”