By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Presidential Candidate for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), Donald Ramotar says the PPP/C manifesto for the 2015 national polls is one that caters for an delivers opportunities for all Guyanese.
The manifesto, dubbed Guyana Version 2.0, was unveiled at the Guyana Marriott International Hotel on Saturday, April 25 – a mere 16 days before Guyana holds General and Regional Elections on May 11.
Ramotar, delivering the feature address at the manifesto launch, said the PPP is committed to achieving all of the promises outlined in the manifesto by the year 2020.
He said this will ensure a better life for the Guyanese populace and a better economy for Guyana and the private sector to thrive.
“We are committed to governing justly and fairly, respecting human rights, improving local democracy, improving transparency, accountability and rooting out corruption,” said President Ramotar.
He also pointed out that in this manifesto, the PPP showcases not only what it intends to do but also the rationality behind the plans for economic gains which includes specifics on how some plans would be implemented.
The manifesto further focuses on employment, via job intensive growth with special emphasis on sectors that create meaningful employment, and ensuring that the education system equip young people for the requirements of the new economy.
This entails the strengthening of the infrastructural and institutional prerequisites for improved competitiveness and higher productivity. Adding to this facet, there is the facilitating of the further growth of the private sector, so that the country benefits from a mixed economy, where investment will be attracted from local and foreign capital, and public-private partnerships will be pursued for specific areas such as infrastructural development.
It also plans to introduce amendments to the contentious Anti-Money Laundering & Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act, something which it failed to accomplish in the tenth parliament.