By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] – With the impending debate on the No Confidence Motion against the government slated for October 16 in the National Assembly, both President Donald Ramotar and Opposition Leader, David Granger say they are ready to meet and talk; however neither have made an effort to actually set a meeting date.
The President, during his feature address at the opening of GuyExpo 2014 on Thursday night (October 02), expressed his readiness to speak to the Opposition Leader and all opposition Parties.
Additionally, Granger told a news conference on Friday, October 03 that he too is ready to meet with the President, but that he has received no such invitation to date.
There have been several meetings in the past between the government and the Opposition; however, it was only to discuss Guyana’s failure to pass the amendments to its Anti – Money Laundering Legislation.
Since the No Confidence Motion was submitted in the National Assembly, there have been no reported efforts between the administration and the Opposition to discuss the issue.
If passed in the National Assembly, the motion would force the government to call general elections.
President Ramotar in his address to the GuyExpo gathering spoke about the “uncertainty in body politics,” as he noted that there are deliberate attempts to put the country in harm’s way.
“But we will have to continue to push ahead nevertheless,” the President said.
He added, “For those who today continue to live a negative role, let me say that as soon as they are ready to talk about the welfare of our country and our people, they will find a genuine partnership in this PPP/C government…our doors are never close to those who want to look at the welfare and interest of our country.”
According to the President, “I know many are concern about the recent politics development and talk about confidence and no confidence….let me assure you that whatever action we will take, or we will have to take in the near future, local government or general election, they will all be within our laws.”