Muse or Amuse?
One Year in office – The Opposition
November 2012 will mark one year for the majority combined opposition in the Parliament of Guyana. Most Guyanese will agree that the only thing that the opposition achieved effectively was to show its one-seat majority by cutting the Government’s budget.
As much as there seems to be a lame-duck president, there is an even worse situation with the opposition. The APNU and AFC still cannot grasp the magnitude of this historical moment in Guyana! They seem to not realize the power that they have in their hands – or rather, seem to understand it too well.
No proactive instrument has been laid in parliament by the opposition. No work is being done to develop this country. Almost a year since elections – zero progress for Guyana.
The opposition has instead retreated to the trenches and is focused on adopting the civil protests of the people. Adopt-a-protest is the new mandate. Talk about tail wagging the dog! How quickly the Lindeners became the darlings of the opposition! How quickly Agricola mattered to them! Yet, what about Linden -today? Or Agricola – today? Where is the progress? Where is the opposition? Have they visited Agricola or Linden since then?
No bi-partisan success story has been revealed. The truth is that the opposition is unable to make any progress for Guyana. Are we to understand that there is no single area that these three parties can collaborate on for the development of this country? Their manifestos proclaim their plans, their actions belie their failure to lead and their entire agenda is based on breaking down the work of the Government! No spark of progress or progressive idea is coming from them.
APNU and the AFC need to explicitly tell this nation what development plans they will encourage – or force – the Government into doing for the next year. If not, they will be, as they are, not worth the tick on the ballot paper.
Are we to assume that the next year will be more of the same – NOTHING?
We are NOT amused!