Parliament is due today, but The PPP/C will not be there. The chairs for The Opposition would be unoccupied due to the fact that the party has categorically rejected this government. The Constitution of Guyana has branded entities like The PNC Led Coalition as illegals and so does The PPP/C, the answer is as clear as that. The fact is you cannot legitimize an illegal government, the laws of Guyana is very explicit in this regard. All civilized countries, those that are under democratic rule are governed by laws and Guyana is no different, so The PPP/C has every right to boycott this eleventh sitting of the house.
Having laid out the ground rules for The Opposition’s refusal, we must turn our attention to some of the reasons why The PNC has decided to convene parliament. Now their call for a return to parliament hinges on two key areas, that is the natural disaster facing the nation at this time due to the unusually high tides and money for GECOM.
There would be a big hue and cry that there is dire need for billions for infrastructural works on sea defenses and the like to help mitigate the disaster caused by massive flooding. You would hear of the heartless nature of The Opposition who care less of people and the nation but are only concern about their own personal agenda. You would be bombarded with talk that Jagdeo and The PPP/C are an uncaring lot who are only avidly obsessed with power and nothing else.
Now, if all of these things are true then you don’t have to depend on The PPP/C to release funds from the treasury for natural disasters, there is a contingency fund for such things. If this so-called caretaker government was acting in its real capacity then matters of disasters should have been budgeted for and monies expedited to the affected areas immediately, there is no need for a parliament to address that. But it all goes to show how desperate The PNC are to legitimize their standing before the people that even a natural disaster would be used to achieve their evil end. The PNC would be seeking to gain sympathy for their pathetic showing as a government.
Then, since they have so much concern for the nation and caring of its people, then why not use the billions earmarked for Mashramani Celebrations next year? Yes, there are billions set aside in slush fund to massively fete locals as well as foreign participants to galvanize support for the flagging PNC, then I would suggest siphon off some of that cash for disaster preparedness. We won’t mind you using up our taxpayers money in a worthy venture such as disaster mitigating projects.
The PNC is once again “p***ing in we eye and calling it rain,” but this time we are seeing them for who they are worth bluffers and evil squatters.
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