Members of the Alliance For Change (AFC) are bemoaning the fact that they have been ignored when opportunities
arise to represent Guyana on the international stage. However, according to the Party, it has been the given opportunity to attend international forums in parts of the world where Ebola is rampant.
AFC Member of Parliament, Cathy Hughes, told the media yesterday, “I suppose when you are the smaller party you don’t get the level of fairness that should be handed out to all the parties on equal footing.”
She said that AFC members would seldom make the list of persons allowed to represent Guyana abroad, but government officials do, and so do members of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU).
Hughes told the media that it is an issue that has bothered the AFC to the extent that she begun dealing on a private basis with the Opposition Parliamentary Chief Whip, Amna Ally.
“We certainly feel that there are times when we don’t get as much consideration as we should,” said Hughes. She said that AFC only stands a chance when the election process is being done abroad and not by local government officials.
Adding to his colleague’s point, AFC Vice- Chairman Moses Nagamootoo told the media, “I should have been in West Africa by now and still there of course, and perhaps remain there with the way things are going. I was amazed that my name came up and I was told that it was approved for me to attend a conference in West Africa, but I pulled myself from the conference early in August.”
He said that he did that because he was conscious that the government turned him down before, but all of a sudden is opting for him to go now.
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