Rupununi Chamber disappointed with Wismar killings
The Rupununi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has expressed its disappointment with the manner in which the Linden electricity issue was handled. The issue caused the loss of lives and damage to property and disruption in travel arrangements between southern Guyana, the coast and capital city.
We feel that there should have had more dialogue with those concerned before taking such drastic action that brought about conflicts and public unrest.
“We wish to extend our condolences to the bereaved families and relatives of the fallen fighters and hope that through dialogue a workable compromise could be forthcoming in an effort to bring an end to this problem and ultimately unite our people together,” the Chamber said.
“It is our hope that good sense and judgment prevail as the outcome of this conflict if not amicably resolved can seriously affect lives of our people in the hinterland and border communities,” it added.
The Chamber said that it developed an excellent working relationship with the people in Linden together with friends in neighbouring Venezuela and Brazil. “We hope to strengthen these bonds of friendship with our neighbours but unless we stand united and strong we will fail to garner support and respect from our friends on our borders.”
“We await positive results from the dialogue and a speedy resumption to normalcy so that our people can continue their daily livelihood in peace and tranquility.”