PPP/C announces its Manifesto prelude: ‘OUR VISION: GUYANA VERSION 2.0’

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Flashback: PPP members at a conference in 2011, prior to the elections. [Guyana Times Photo]
Flashback: PPP members at a conference in 2011, prior to the elections. [Guyana Times Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Using the computer-type of description, the PPP/C on Sunday, April 05 released excerpts of its manifesto captioned: OUR VISION: GUYANA VERSION 2.0.

The Party’s plan for the future places emphasis on jobs, income and wealth creation; fighting crime, fair governance including tackling corruption and improving the population’s wellbeing.

According to the Guyana Version 2.0 document, “The PPP/C has delivered on its commitments, not making promises it will not or cannot deliver, and not making unrealistic or irresponsible commitments.”

It further stated:‎ “The PPP/C is committed to a country where people live long productive lives, where no one is left behind, where our people live in their own homes, and where all of our people have an equal chance to live in peace, progress and prosperity…We want to ensure that our people, particularly our young people, are educated and trained to be part of a human resource power-house, and part of an entrepreneurial class owning their own small, medium and large businesses… We have restored hope, we have changed the way our people dream and we have made these dreams realisable. Let us continue to march forward together to guarantee an ever better Guyana tomorrow, a new Guyana – Guyana Version 2.0.”

 

See below the PPP/C’s – Our Vision: Guyana Version 2.0 excerpts.

  1. ECONOMIC GROWTH: Jobs, Income and Wealth Creation

 

The creation of jobs, increased income and greater wealth for our people will be driven by a balanced approach to ensure buoyant and sustained growth from both traditional economic sectors such as sustainable mining, forestry, sugar, rice – and from NEWECONOMIC FRONTIERS made possible by a prudent and business-friendly macro-economic framework. Increased domestic and foreign direct investment will be facilitated in sustainable agriculture, agro-processing and agro-business, environmental and climate services, large scale mineral, oil and gas exploration and extraction, information and communications technology services, tourism and hospitality.

A number of essential policies and measures will be pursued by the PPP/C Government including:

  • Implement measures to improve financial intermediation and expand opportunities for “development type” finance.
  • Implement the LCDS Strategy to provide for adaptation infrastructure, the export of environmental related services, and transformation of the livelihood of hinterland communities.
  • Invest in the use of ICT to improve health care and education services, and to create jobs in rural and urban areas.
  • Enact legislation to liberalize the telecommunication sector and reduce the cost of voice and data services.
  • Establish a National Rice Price Support System for farmers to ensure that payments are made within the legally required time frame and to assure the viability of the industry and wellbeing of our rice farmers
  • Support the sugar sector with a minimum investment of G$20 billion for the continued viability of the industry. These investments will be made in the modernization of all existing factories, accelerate the mechanization of the industry, invest in refinery and distillery capacities and increase production of packaging and specialty products.
  • Facilitate the development of three new large modern gold mines which, when operational, will create hundreds of new jobs, as well as new investments in oil and gas exploration and development.
  • Create a special development fund for regions 2, 6 and 10 patterned, after the Amerindian Community Development Plan to encourage jobs and wealth creation activities.
  • Commission the Hospitality School and support the marketing of our tourism product and infrastructure.
  • Establish ICT parks and infrastructure across the country
  • Improve Productivity and Competitiveness by reducing bureaucracy
  • Simplify the tax system and improve access to financing.
  • Review the impact of taxes and other factors on cost of living
  • Periodic review of the regime business taxes to encourage greater investment by large, medium and small scale businesses.
  • Enacting the Anti-Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Legislation.
  • Support the modernization of the National Insurance Scheme which will allow for improvements in the delivery of the services and viability of its investment.
  • Create industrial and commercial zones within new and existing settlement areas what would serve as growth poles and provide employment opportunities

 

  1. TRANSFORMATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE, a hallmark of PPP governments is also critical for the realisation of new jobs and opportunities and new economic activities. In pursuit of this, the PPP/C intends to among others:

– Complete the Amaila Falls Hydro Project to provide cheaper, more reliable, cleaner energy for Guyanese citizens and businesses.

– Complete the expansion of the CheddiJagan International Airport.

– Commence work on building a new Bridge across the Demerara River

– Commence the paving of the Linden/Lethem/Brazil Road Corridor

– Complete the four-lane highways along the East Bank and East Coast Road Corridors

– Commence the construction of the Georgetown bypass road from Mocha to Ogle.

– Pursue the development of the Deep Water Harbour with the aim of making Guyana a marine hub for South America.

– Build additional hydro-electric capacity and export of energy to neighbouring countries

 

  1. ENHANCING THE WELL-BEING OF OUR PEOPLE

The PPP/C is committed to building a country in which no one feels disenfranchised from development and the equality and welfare of each citizen is recognised and respected. Our vision is to ensure every citizen enjoys a Good Life.

Importantly, we will intensify the involvement of young people in the process of nation building. We will reinforce solidarity amongst all our peoples with particular concern for the vulnerable, including children, women, indigenous people, single parents, the elderly and persons who are differently-abled.

The PPP/C will sustain investment in education and health and continue the housing and water initiatives to enhance the availability of housing and improved water to all Guyanese.

The PPP/C in pursuit of its vision will:

  • Spend over $1 billion to complete the implementation of Community Development Plans in 187 Amerindian Villages, and work with villages to provide Land Titles for all Amerindian villages who requested this to be done.  
  • Establish the Family Court and provide more resources to address Sexual and Domestic Violence.
  • Expand the Single Parent Assistance Programme and allocate more resources for the Child Care Protection Agency in all 10 Administrative Regions.
  • Develop three (3) New Regional Sports Facilities; Berbice, Essequibo and Linden.
  • Provide targeted training using technical institutes and secondary schools so as to meet the skills needs of specific Regions and communities.
  • Train 3,000 young persons annually for the next five (5) years

Continue our single parent training programme in areas such as dress making, cosmetology, catering, ICT among other things.

  • Work dedicatedly and actively in eliminating Child Labour from our society.
  • Provide secondary school drop-outs a second chance by imparting skills that will assist national development and aligned to skills demanded by the labour market.
  • Implement cultural development as a national priority objective by improving existing culture legislation and highlighting the nation’s cultural resources;
  • Support the preservation of existing cultural institutions including libraries, museums, galleries, archives, theatres and publishing houses;
  • Ensure Universal Access across all levels of education;
  • Increase the number of Trained teachers, nationally and in all Regions:
  • Implement an enhanced Early Childhood Education Program:
  • Provide more to meet Special Education Needs of our children;
  • Enacting a modern Education Legislation;
  • Reorganize and increase the capacity of the National Accreditation Council;
  • Incorporate and integrate ICT in the classroom and various educational and training settings;
  • Establish world class standards at the University of Guyana;
  • Provide more opportunities for Training and Scholarships locally and internationally;
  • Enhance opportunities in Technical Vocational Education;
  • Establish Centers of Excellence For Health
  • Construct a Specialty Hospital for advanced health care services and expand services such as Neurosurgery, Renal Health (including dialysis and kidney transplant), Electroconvulsive Therapy (ETC), and Diabetic Retinopathy Services;
  • Improve the system for procurement and distribution of drugs and medical supplies;
  • Expand training opportunities for all levels of the medical profession including post-graduate training ;
  • Construct a new 100-bed ward at the East Bank Demerara Regional Hospital and a new Port Kaituma Hospital;
  • Expand doctor-provided home-based care to all Regions in Guyana;
  • Introduce Patient and Family Counseling, particularly grief counseling, in all hospitals;
  • Construct new polyclinics with x-rays, laboratories, dental and eye services across the country;
  • Establish an Ambulance Authority, with trained Paramedics;
  • Upgrade several Regional Hospitals;
  • Create a special Women’s Health Program and a Care of the Elderly Program;
  • Establish Skeldon, Lethem and Mabaruma Hospitals as Border Hospitals with border countries;
  • Implement the National Housing Policy that promotes Sustainable Housing Development;
  • Create new settlement areas while accelerating the granting of Certificates of Title to Land to address excess demand for housing and create wealth for beneficiaries;
  • Outfit new and existing schemes outside of the urban centres with modern social infrastructure to hasten the achievement of national priorities such as the SDGs.
  • Implement community development plans in existing communities that would contribute to environmental sustainability;
  • Facilitate the construction of 1,000 Turn Key homes for persons of low affordability and persons with special needs to improve access to housing;
  • Expand the Young Professional Schemes to encourage skilled Guyanese to remain and invest at home;
  • Accelerate the development of the Re-migrant scheme to attract the ‘Brain Bank’ in the diaspora;
  • Upgrade roads, water distribution and drainage and electricity networks in all existing housing areas;
  • Complete the regularization of all squatter settlements and upgrade the infrastructure in those settlements;
  • Strategically continue to improve the water services of each region
  • Increase treated water coverage from 50% to 75% within the next 5 years through the completion and construction of new state of the art and environmentally friendly Water Treatment Plants (WTPs)

 

  1. FAIR GOVERNANCE

We remain committed to inclusive and participatory governance. The PPP/C will continue the fight against corruption, and for strong standards of transparency and accountability. We are committed to holding as early as possible Local Government Elections to address all issues of local democracy, and expand the collaboration between local government bodies and community development groups.

  • We will ensure the procurement of goods, services and execution of works are conducted in a fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost effective manner by establishing the Public Procurement Commission.
  • Support and strengthen the Human Rights Commission, Police Complaints Authority, Office of the Ombudsman and the Integrity Commission. Improve the functioning of Parliament and the Judiciary
  • Facilitate the holding of Local Government Elections before June 2016
  • Continue the fight against corruption at all levels of Government and society by instituting mechanisms for greater transparency and accountability :
  • Establish a Special Investigation of Corruption body with powers to investigate corruption and prosecute crimes of corruption
  • Appoint the Public Procurement Commission with the requisite Parliamentary support whilst retaining Cabinet’s oversight of “ no objection”
  • Establish confidential complaints mechanisms to encourage people to report incidences of corruption
  • Establish codes of conduct for public officials at all levels.
  • Strengthen laws and regulations with regard to bribery of public officers and officials

 

5.FIGHTING CRIME AND PROTECTING OUR PEOPLE

The PPP/C is committed to strengthening the joint forces and criminal justice system. The safety and security of our people is a priority. These initiatives will include:

 

  • Introduce a problem-oriented and intelligence-led approach to solving crime;
  • Increase numbers of police ranks in communities;
  • More rapid response time to crimes to a maximum of 30 minutes;
  • Make the emergency 911 service more effective;
  • More covert patrols, more aggressive traffic law enforcement;
  • More interactive sessions with schools to reduce violence and crimes;
  • Establish drugs and weapons free zones such as near schools;
  • Re-opening of cold-case files to solve unsolved crimes;
  • Establish a targeted policing programme;
  • Expand the number of youth clubs;
  • Establish noise nuisance abatement programmes;
  • Continue to build new Court Houses;
  • Enhance the human resource base of the justice system by the appointment of more Judges, magistrates and other personnel;
  • Reduce the backlog matters before the courts, with more frequent sittings of the Magistrate’s Court in hinterland communities;
  • Continue the modernization of the Supreme Court Registry and the Deeds and Land Registries.

 

  1. GUYANA IN A MODERN WORLD

Guyana will continue to provide leadership in international relations at the regional and global level. We will continue to embrace and promote a foreign policy that is based on the preservation of Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

We will continue to engage with traditional partners and build new alliances to protect and improve the welfare and interest of all the Guyanese people. We will sustain our global leadership on climate action and promote Guyana’s Low Carbon Development Strategy as a working model of green growth while maintaining global leadership on climate action towards reaching a fair and effective climate agreement in Paris, December 2015.

Further we will preserve and expand relations without traditional economic partners while forging strong relations with BRIC countries and other emerging economies.

We will continue to pursue a developing-country friendly approach in our Foreign Trade Policy and as a guide in our negotiations, e.g. Canada-CARICOM Trade and Development Agreement, WTO and CARICOM-EU.

The opposition APNU-AFC is yet to release its manifesto or plans although various leaders have been alluding to specific promises.

34 COMMENTS

  1. Green thanks for your wisdom and enlightenment. You’re right Trevis is indeed the confused Andrew the known ex-cop and murderer. That scum and his PNC cronies whose morale is lower than the belly of a snake! The culprit has been using multiples Indian names to blog. Indeed they have been doing well in their false propaganda. The PNC are known for their Rigging of anything and their corruptions. Indeed Burnham evil and wicked spirit is alive in the PNC/AFC. Let not your heart be trouble my PPP brothers we will definitely walk away with more than 53% of the votes, but we must be vigilant and have our camera ready.

  2. trevis dont expect granger to divorce granger and take your fiance..if u cant do the job then another will do it for you..lol

  3. Trevis, you are a disgrace to us! You got to larn to lie more better man> Yo can’t claime to love Guyana and claim to live out of Guyana. I think you should tell them that you are 11 year old man.

  4. de trevis bana is andrew…the racist…thats why the other bloggers used to tell him he ate too much burnham horse shit lol

  5. You got to be one ah dem PPParasites too. You bring up the frivolous defense of “bank loans”. rolf.

    On a serious note; at least i work at my “mauby stand” and i am not a parasite sucking the blood of the Guyanese people.

    If Carl Greenidge stole, the incompetent PPP did not do their job by making him face justice. I am pointing my finger at members of the current government who will find themselves in jail after May 11, 2015. Maybe you are one of parasites; even though you sound ignorant.

  6. Trevis, you claimed to be 26 years old and live more than half your life out of Guyana, and that you hate the place. Still you want to criticize the Guyana Government. Okay let’s pretend that you are telling the truth and you don’t want to know about the PNC dictatorial rule. Okay, Let me help you out a little. Can I point you to something that was recent. Please Google “Then top cop Winston Felix and PNC official discuss planting drugs” on one of your PNC sister, also
    “The Winston Felix and Basil Williams tape” and “Winston Felix captured on tape making firearms deal” CORRUPTIONS! BRIBERY! Please respond to it.

  7. if thats what u read u need to go back to school matterof fact im not a blogger im a youth that care about my home land . you guys got the police force so corrupt cause the president want all that millions and the teachers not getting pay well, im a regular citizen not a educator and my weeks pay is more than teachers and public servants workers u think that’s rite? And what the hell the ex president getting all that money for

  8. I bet you went to USA backtrack.
    At age 26, you are a trevisty of decency.
    Who kill the Specialty Hospital?
    Who killed the Amalia Power Plant?
    Who are robbing people with motorcycles?
    Who are the freeloaders of Linden?
    How did four (40 million) dollars disappear in Linden?
    Who loot Digicel?
    Who burn down children school in Linden?

    Do you have a grade ten education?
    Get educated.

  9. You are so low life and I now honestly believe that all ppp people are dangerous u kno shit about me o my gudness u guys are really dangerous and then again u putting GOD in this wow what a shame

  10. You weren’t born then and still argue. Why you living out of Guyana? You should live here and face the facts the opposition has the same mentality as the 28 years rule so all you foreigners come and live here and you will see progress do you know where Guyana were rank in 1992?

  11. What Trevis thinks of himself to make seven comments for one today in less than seven hours. Trevis are you a paid blogger? I know the PNC normally pay you guys with buns and coolade to vote fifteen to a hundred times. Yes we have proof! The PPP always have proof. Trevis did you not say you’re are living in Brooklyn.
    You Opposition criminals are willing to do anything to get power.

  12. Let’s continue in growth, and development PPP! LONG LIVE THE PPP!
    No more exploitation by the PNC, NO more poverty by the PNC, NO more discrimination by the PNC, long live the PPP.
    Modernization is what we want! Let all the haters of Guyana fight among themselves. Let the PNC protest and run in the streets. We the PPP brain and developers will work and invest in Guyana. With AFC suicidal moves the PPP will get their 53% votes minium.

  13. Trevis is just another coward who lives in a developed country and send his fiancee to Guyana to transport drugs for his benefits. What a loser!
    Trevis we know all about you. You’re only using women to get rich, you slime bag! The other day when you all get skin up you leave the poor coolie girl alone. So don’t come here and try to play politicians.

  14. Trevis, You hypocrite! Stop thinking from your rear! Listen to yourself, you are living a poor and low life out of Guyana, and you wants to lecture us. Stop defecate through your mouth! Only this morning you claimed that one of Guyana’s better doctors is a corrupted bastard, and that they have all those years to make things right. To make what things right ? All the things that your generation broke? The bankrupt stage your PNC fathers put Guyana in? You PNC people of ham generation are cursed! That’s right, Cursed by God! You PNC of Ham Generation are cursed by God to the point of being the destroyer.

  15. Mr Moderator:
    You have been hoodwinked by a lowdown PNC/APNu/AFC Blogger.
    There is only one jon!
    These scums will resort to all lowdown as a snake belly to fool people.
    They even brazenly assume Indian names.
    They must be laughing how they fool the moderator into doing duplicate handles.

  16. U kno I hate nothing more than stupid people APNU is the opposition what power do they have than the government so all the corrupt things that people talking about is all to do with the Ppp these people are such demons I can’t wait until we get rid of all of all of them. And the US can’t wait until the Ppp get out of power so they could send all of them to jail especially the former president such a criminal

  17. Make a good choice to leave me smh? She’s only there on vacation n regretting it matter of fact she not 2 long msg me and say I won’t like guyana, she can’t wait to leave and only there for a short time people like you are stupid the education u have is small just like the rest of u ppp folks, oh think about this y guyana isn’t getting overseas investors

  18. in order for ppp to fight corruption they have to get rid of police force….get rid of gdf…get rid of all those pnc voters ppp hires in ppp government run offices..
    like yall stupid….sn and kn dont want pnc to rule guyana…why…if pnc rule they have to run or toe pnc line..pnc cant stomach and will never tolerate the so called independent free press…once ppp remain in power kn and sn and inews and dem waves are the biggest winners..they all have to combine and pelt lash on ppp about corrupton but they cant name the corruptors in ppp…did i say..police..pnc..army pnc…ppp government run institutes pnc…

  19. Anyone can own anything once a bank can loan money.
    You APNU and AFC fools can borrow to finance your mauby stand quinches business.
    Where did the hundred thousand Porche driven by Carl Greenidge came from?
    The two billion dollars debt incurred by Forbes Burnham?

  20. If she in Guyana, she made a good choice to leave you to starve in Harlem.
    I hope she make hay while the sun shines.

  21. Stop singing fuh yuh suppa.

    The only progress I see is how rich the PPP ministers get and the mansions they own. Unless they got a magic lamp, there is no way they could have afforded the mansions and luxury cars they own, on their salaries.

  22. My fiancé is in Guyana about a month now and and she said the Internet service is the worse she have ever come across you kno up to the other day I read that GT&T rolls out improved internet speed up to 10Mbps smh in this time we’re dealing with over 100 to 200mb and gtnt rolls out speed up to 10mb. Guyana need to upgrade on everything only change can do this

  23. We need a brighter guyana we don’t need dumb illiterate people commenting, only a new government can bring about change…….. APNU-AFC= UNITY I wanna come back to guyana and enjoy my homeland. We tired of the old guyana we aiming for sky scrapers

  24. What I can’t understand is y people keep comparing the old time days to now only a stupid person would do that the old time days most of the caribbean was the same matter of fact if things was getting better don’t u think the different between the Guyanese dollar to the us would’ve been lower, rite now guyana as been rated as 1 of the poorest caribbean country do you think that’s rite after we have gold diamond etc. Y HATI dollar should be higher than ours? Y barbados Trinidad and the rest are much wealthier than us? No wonder so much Guyanese trying to take over the people countries cause we are so under developed and people can’t see that cause there lost blind and everything else that comes with it

  25. I really hate to deal with stupid ppls are u in ur rite mind to put pnc into this pnc time was years b4 I was even born I’m 26 and I already spend over more than half my life out of guyana u u kno y?! Cause coming there makes me sick the place is 2 dirty people can’t get clean water to drink unless u buy the water pressure is 2 low to come thru the shower in certain areas do u think on these times guyana should be in the position it is rite now, y the smaller Caribbean islands should be way above us In terms of development most people when ever they get a chance to visit other countries they over stay and wanna make people country they own u kno y? Cause they see real development, more Dan half of guyana is out of guyana u know y?

  26. Who had it for 28 years and didn’t do anything break it down who in there rite mind would sell the cheapest means of transportation PNC did that and continue from there they sell out the running train that Guyana had do you know that.

  27. You stupid fools if wasn’t for PPP there wouldn’t have been a country called Guyana. People don’t try to forget where PPP took this country from and where is it now and still heading upwards. If you want we we line up for everything again you can vote colation, who pass through the 70s and 80s will know we get black out for days and no water for weeks do you want a taste of that we’ll give the colation power and you will see how good they are in dismantling everything that the PPP built they knows nothing about ruling a country all they want is power can’t hear it in their voice come on people wake up and make the rite choice.

  28. fighting corruption can u stop the police from asking for bribes at the traffig stops wat was the results of the ncn investigation into the moneys that golsarran and sattuar stole romotar was supposed to tell the people wat was done and why these two thives were not sent to jail the whole of the ppp is corrupt who wjll investigate thhe govt when the police is under the goat man who has the commm in his pockets the facts are swept away and all the crooks walk free

  29. You people are such liars.
    You are a PNC.
    Ask Granger your God if he knows what a manifesto looks like.
    As for your father, the dead don’t roll but rotck.

  30. They had over 20years to do these things and can’t complete none you guys talking about Increase treated water coverage from 50% to 75% that makes no sense cause anything you doing in these times u must aim for 100% nothing less nevertheless I’m still happy the increase if clean water was mention buts it’s 2late we need change

  31. Fight corruption! You are worst of the lot. Dismissing innocent people and you getting wealthier. You worst than Burnham. Taking away honest hardworking people jobs with no reason at all. My fatber must be rolling in his grave with me voting for Change. Someone misguided you than we are AFC,,, and ,,, we ,,, dismissed. We prefer change. Worst govt ever.

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