By Kurt Campbell
[www.inewsguyana.com] – President Donald Ramotar, in a recent interview in the United States has complained to foreign media of the uncooperative Parliament his government is faced with; describing it as a “nae nae nae” Parliament.
He said it is similar to the Congress President Barack Obama is made to endure, where almost all proposals by the Executive are met with rejection.
“It has become extremely difficult to pass legislation, not because it doesn’t make sense but because the Opposition seems determined to slow down or even stop the development of Guyana,” he said; adding that all developmental projects has been severely attacked from 2012 to date even as he recalled the cuts made to the National Budget over time.
Speaking to CaribNation TV in Washington D.C, the Guyanese Head of State, registered his frustration with the delay in passing the critical Anti – Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Bill.
The President, who travelled to the USA to attend and address the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, used the opportunity to meet Guyanese living there.
He met the Guyanese community in Queens, New York on Friday evening and those in Washington on Saturday evening.Ramotar called on Guyanese living in U.S to return home and invest in the country’s booming economy.
The President said his government remains committed to continuing the transformation of Guyana , but needs the help of all Guyanese, since he does not have a development partner in the opposition; pointing to their anti-developmental stance since they won a one-seat majority in the National Assembly.
The President meanwhile, said his government has never denied there is corruption in the country, but pointed to the various efforts successive PPP/Civic administrations have been making to tackle this issue.