….as APNU calls for equitable distribution in future
Guyana’s national wealth cannot be hived off by a few persons leaving the remainder of the population to scrounge for the remaining crumbs; there must be equitable distribution of the national wealth.
This is according to General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon, who during the most recent Nation Watch programme accused the administration of impoverishing a large section of the Guyanese population and as a result has adopted a strategy of giving handouts in the hope of securing loyalty.
According to Harmon, the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) in the coming weeks will be looking to buy the votes of Guyanese people.
He is adamant however that there is no price.
“There is no price that you can put on our conscience…our conscience is saying to us as Guyanese that the PPP you have had enough.”
Harmon said that Guyanese must anticipate the large expenditure on the part of the administration which will be seeking to buy votes in anticipation of the General Election.
Accusing the ruling administration of being incapable of managing the affairs of the country, Harmon said, “you have sunken this country into a narco-state; you have created the largest amount of dropouts on an annual basis from our education system; you have created a poor sense of security among Guyanese people.”
Guyanese, he said, are starving at a time when there is an enormous amount of wealth in the country.
“So much wealth that is in this country being enjoyed by just a small clique and their friends and families,” Harmon stated.
He drew reference to former President Bharrat Jagdeo, who used a private luxury jet recently to fly to Miami to seek treatment for what was reported to be a stomach ailment.
“We want a more equitable distribution of the national wealth and it cannot be done in the way which the PPP has been doing by just a small few getting the hog of the things and the bulk of us have to deal with the crumbs that fall from the table.”
Two years ago, speaking at a public forum, daughter of the late Cheddi Jagan, Nadira Jagan-Brancier, had blasted the current crop of PPP leaders saying that her parents would have been turning in their graves to witness what is taking place in Guyana along with the levels of corruption.
“My parents were probably the most incorruptible people you would ever find; their honesty and integrity were of very high standards, but that unfortunately does not exist or I don’t see it in many of the leaders of the party and government.”
She had scolded the party for putting out platforms using her parents’ name— particularly her father’s— and not living up really and truly to what her parents stood for.
“It is not enough to go out there and make lovely speeches about who my parents were, what they did and the legacy that we’re carrying on.”
She said that if the PPP is saying that it is following Cheddi Jagan and Janet Jagan as a living guide, “the only way you can follow them is to return to basics, return to who this party is, which is the working-class party. Obviously you have to support other people, but the base of this party is a working-class party, get back to being a non-corruptible party, so people can’t point a finger and say there is so much corruption, why should we worry?”
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