“All Guyanese will enjoy rights enshrined in the constitution”
–Foreign Secretary Carl Greenidge tells New Amsterdam residents
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Guyanese are assured that under the Coalition government they will enjoy all rights enshrined in the constitution. This guarantee was made by Foreign Secretary, Carl Greenidge before a mammoth crowd at Esplanade Park in New Amsterdam, Berbice.
“It is the responsibility of the government to ensure that every citizen within the borders of Guyana is treated properly and respected. Their rights to have different opinions are also respected and they are not to be penalized for being different. That is a pledge the APNU/AFC will give you,” the Foreign Secretary underscored.
Reflecting on the mismanagement by the previous administration, Greenidge reminded the gathering at the first Coalition rally in Region Six, of the deliberate moves by the previous administration to sideline New Amsterdam by discarding initial recommendations of experts and constructed the Berbice Bridge “outside of the reach and precincts of New Amsterdam.”
“We have in the course of the past five years made every attempt to reverse that treatment to ensure that our people are proud of the areas they live, whether it’s on the Corentyne, on the East Bank or in Demerara,” the Foreign Secretary stated.
He cited several developments implemented in the region under the coalition government including the establishment of Radio Orealla; major developments in the region’s health care sector among these upgrades to the operating theatre and completion of the CT scan unit at the New Amsterdam Hospital; rehabilitation of the East Bank Berbice road; installation of streetlight in several communities; strengthening of the sea defence, distribution of house lots; loans for farmers, better drainage; construction of several schools; enhanced security with the equipping of Community Policing groups and improved power generation with the commissioning of a 5.5 megawatt power plant among others.
Greenidge advised the residents to judge what has been delivered and what is promised. “We have done a lot for Region 6 and we will continue to develop every corner of this region and put in place the things that you the people have identified so that all of Guyana can benefit.”
In closing, he reminding that citizens must ensure their names and particulars are accurate on the list. “You have three things to do, first, make sure your name is on the list and the details are correct. Second, make sure your family and friends do the same and third be ready early on March 2 and do your duty by putting the ‘X’ next to the party you know will deliver on their promises.”