While the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Members of Parliament (MPs) have received personal invitations to participate in several State functions to celebrate 50 years of Guyana’s independence, the Party has decided that its MPs will participate in these activities on an ‘optional’ basis.
In a media statement issued this morning, the Party said that its MPs have already been advised of this position, noting that it is mindful of the “dire socio-economic” circumstances facing the country at this time as the nation prepares to celebrate this historic event.
“The Party recalls the severe criticisms leveled against the Granger Administration at the recent May Day Rally by Trade Unionists in respect to unfulfilled electoral promises and in defense of the Guyanese working people. The resolution adopted at the Rally is supported by the PPP. The Party will be following with keen interest organised labours’ pursuit of the ‘be it resolved’ clauses of the resolution, it looks forward to the deliberate, aggressive and expeditious treatment of the resolution for the benefit of the Guyanese working people,” the statement noted.
“The Party calls on citizens to be vigilant on all fronts and to lend as much support as possible to law enforcement as well as the Community Policing Groups and Neighbourhood Police,” added the statement.