“Bigger, better things in store in second term” – Min. Jordan tells West Watooka residents
─ next elections; mother of all elections
─ “It is your entire future you’re playing with”
― Min. Hughes and Min. Jordan meet and address issues of West Watooka residents
DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Guyanese can expect bigger and better things from the Coalition Government in its second term in office, Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan has promised.
However, such promises could only be realised if citizens make the decision to vote consciously at the next round of elections, whenever they are called.
The Finance Minister made the remarks today when he joined Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes to meet with residents of West Watooka, at the Nursery School playground.
Dubbing the upcoming General and Regional Elections the “mother of all elections”, Minister Jordan said with 18 billion barrels of oil in the Stabroek Block, Guyanese now, more than ever, need to understand the urgency and importance of returning the Coalition Government to office.
“You don’t want to vote so that those people who didn’t even have access to that kind of wealth were able to get two Pradovilles, and we are not even counting Eccles, Diamond, La Parfaite Harmony and all places that these same people have houses. You are not voting when the future of you and your children are at stake?” he asked.
Should Guyanese not vote, Minister Jordan said, they will only be handing the elections to a group of people who do not have the best interest of the country at heart. He told residents that “a new conversation has to start” as the country gravitates towards elections.
“This is not time to play around. No time to gesticulate, no time to feel differently. Get your people ready.”
“What we have in store for our second round in office is to modernise Guyana. We are going to take care of our human resources. They have suffered too long in silence,” he said.
Minister Jordan said the government continues to deliver on the good life for all despite inheriting an economy built on “sand and drugs.” That economy was however blown away in 2015 when the coalition government took office.
Images: Ameer Sattaur.