Return home and invest in Guyana – Granger tells overseas based supporters


[] – Speaking to hundreds of Guyanese at the Woodbine Ballroom in Brooklyn New York on Friday night (March 20), APNU+AFC Presidential Candidate David Granger called on Guyanese in the Diaspora to return home and invest in Guyana.

The Coalition leader said “I am here [in New York] to ask you to invest in change…Guyana is open for Business.”

A press release from the coalition noted that Granger said under an APNU+AFC administration Guyanese living in the Diaspora would be encouraged to participate in the development of Guyana.

“We need you, we need your skills and your expertise….. We need teachers, technicians, engineers.” Calling attention to Guyana’s outward migration Granger said, “we have lost a lot of our educated professionals through migration and we believe that one of the most important elements of our (APNU+AFC) new policy, would be to strengthen education, Guyana will be an education nation. We will place great emphasis on training Scientists, Technicians, Engineers and Mathematicians… education is the key to our development.”

The packed hall, having braved a snow storm to participate in the event, also heard from the Coalition’s Prime Ministerial Candidate Moses Nagamootoo, who said that after more than fifty years of winner take all politics, it was time for change.

Nagamootoo recounted the many opportunities for National Unity that the two major political parties in Guyana [the Peoples National Congress and the People’s Progressive Party] had squandered.

“If it was right then, it is right now and on May 11th the APNU+AFC will win and we will unite Guyana.”

The event which was billed as a fund-raising reception was organized by the Guyana American Patriotic Forum, a grouping of political and civil society organisations in the Tri-State area.

On Saturday, March 21 the APNU+AFC campaign goes to New Jersey where more fund-raisers, private meetings and town-hall styled events are scheduled.