“Allow our working people to breathe” – PM Nagamootoo

—reprimands opposition member Bishop Juan Edghill on statements

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, June 11, 2020

Prime Minister, Hon. Moses Nagamootoo has deemed the statements made by People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) member, Bishop Juan Edghill as the “most diabolical threat” to public servants.

The Prime Minister was at the time addressing the comments made by the Opposition member regarding job security of persons who were contracted under the Coalition during their time in office.

“I am appalled that a politician can come forward and threaten public servants in such a crass and crude way,” the Prime Minister Nagamootoo stated.

He posited that the comments made by the opposition member were directed to those contractual agreements made after December 2018. The Prime Minister added that this is a threat to “the livelihood of the people of this country and should not be taken lightly.”

Prime Minister Nagamootoo also pointed t the fact that Edghill in his comments also sought to attack recently appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Dr. Paloma Mohamed, the country’s first woman to hold the position.

“Bishop Edghill should immediately withdraw those remarks which are not only an attack again the University’s Vice-Chancellor, but all women of Guyana who have aspired to break the glass ceiling and have emerged as we have seen in Guyana right now,” he remarked citing other women who hold high-level offices in the country such as the Chief Justice and the Chief Magistrate.

He called on the opposition member to desist from making such remarks and “allow our working people to breathe.”

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