The Alliance for Change (AFC) still believes that there is hope left for the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project.
This sentiment was expressed today by Executive Member of the AFC, Dominic Gaskin at a press conference. The AFC’s position comes a day after Head of the Presidential Secretariat; Dr. Roger Luncheon told reporters that the project is dead.
“The fact that Dr. Luncheon has pronounced it dead doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s dead. We think that there is still a window of opportunity as we have said, for this project to remain on the table, at least get through the examination stage as to who would pay for that…”Gaskin said.
Gaskin added, “We want to examine the project in a more rational way…we don’t think it is completely off, we still have some hope.”
Additionally, Leader of the AFC, Khemraj Ramjattan said that the Party’s position on the project is in concurrence with what was stated by U.S Ambassador, Brent Hardt.
“We feel that there were imperfections about this project but they were imperfections which could have been given a second opinion by the IDB due diligence…Now that it is in a very bad shape, yes indeed we are going to suffer because financial structure like these don’t come easy,” Ramjattan said.