The A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) has completed two years in office. The coalition has argued time and time again, that it was elected to make changes.
However, some persons and entities are unhappy with some of these changes.
President David Granger was asked during a recent episode of the Public Interest television show, which is produced by the Ministry of the Presidency, if he feels that these changes will cost the coalition in the 2020 General Elections.
The President said: “Taking the longer view and looking at the country as a whole, you’d see that there is deep appreciation of what has happened. The perception of a green state, people have adapted that idea. More and more people are adapting to sustainable energy – the banks, and the buildings, the homes.15
“So people have listened to what I’ve said. People are proud of their country.” the President said.
He added that persons are not cognisant of the developments taking place outside of their areas. He encouraged persons to “go around the country (and) they will see that some of the changes that were introduced over the last two years taking root.”
“For example, people are proud of having their own towns – at Lethem, Bartica and Mabaruma. I see the mayors almost competing with one another to improve their townships. This has never happened before.”
The Head of State was asked about his idea of a mini-poll as a means to quantify his popularity. Granger however, responded for the coalition.
“I want people to accept the notion that the coalition as a module of inclusionary democracy is good for Guyana. I want people to look at the measures we’ve introduced and we will be introducing – in business, in health, in public telecommunications – and judge for themselves. I reckon that the Local Government Elections next year, will be a barometer of the popularity of the administration. So let’s look forward to 2018 Local Government Elections.”
He noted also, that by 2020 (General Elections), people will see that the changes implemented by the government, would have brought about a better quality of life.
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