Despite the ‘death’ of the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project, construction of its access road is still ongoing, according to Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon.
At his post cabinet press briefing today [Wednesday August 21] at Office of the President, Dr. Luncheon in response to a question, stated that the access road will be put into some use, as this is the only area in the project that government is spending tax – payers’ money.
“Even though the design of the project is dead that there may yet be a function, a purpose to which that road will be put…,” Dr. Luncheon said.
When asked if government withdrew the license from Sithe Global in relation to the project, Dr. Luncheon said, “The project is dead, I am not certain what the license of a dead project actually confers, what it actually means…once the plug is pulled that the license contractual agreements unless explicitly stated in those contractual agreements for residual actions to be taken, they all die with the death of the project.”
The Cabinet Secretary reiterated that the project met its death as a result of the actions of the parliamentary opposition – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC).
“This outcome has isolated the parliamentary opposition, divided their supporters and activists and exposed to Guyanese of all walks of life, the machinations of the opposition.”
According to Dr. Luncheon, bilateral partners and international friends have all been disdained by the act of the opposition.