‘This is a very dark day for our country’ – Pres. Ramotar reacts to Opposition

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In reacting to the parliamentary opposition’s vote against two pieces of legislation for the Amaila Falls Project, President Ramotar told iNews, “This is a very dark day for our country.”

The President told this news site that the Opposition – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC) is hell bent on opposing development for Guyana and its people.

President Ramotar briefly recalled the Opposition voting against appropriations to keep consumers from feeling the brunt of increased tariffs and for allowing GPL to improve their service.

Government Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira in her contribution to the debate last night told the House the IDB representatives are currently in Guyana, and met with the APNU and AFC on Wednesday evening but that the meeting gave no indication on the position of the opposition on whether they supported the project.

Additionally, Prime Minister Samuel Hinds revealed that the funds which are already committed to the project are in jeopardy, as those monies have a shelf life.

The Prime Minister believes that the Amaila Falls Project has been “greatly wounded” and that it is a sad day for Guyana. The IDB representatives observed the proceedings of the National Assembly yesterday.

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