“Opposition bent on polarizing the nation says Minister Khemraj Ramjattan”

– they are trying to spread fear

– they are racializing and radicalizing

– But the government remain strong

DPI, Guyana, Friday December 21, 2018

The opposition’s no-confidence motion brought against the government in the parliament, on the afternoon of Friday, December 21, 2018, is just a ploy by the opposition to cause separation among the Guyanese people.

This is according to Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan who strongly believes that the whole saga is a poor attempt “to show the relevance of the PPP/C and more so the relevance of the mover of the motion.”

Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan

However, he assured the nation that government’s vision is well intact and that they were elected for five years and “in governance” they will stay.

“I want to tell you we are not clueless, we are not without vision, we are here and have been elected for Five Years and you [the opposition] are elected to be over there [opposite side of the House] for five years. And that is only the first instance.” Minister Ramjattan noted.

The Minister told the opposition not to be carried away with the foolish notion that government will do badly at the upcoming regional and general elections, based on the results of the last local government elections.

“Get your act together!” he emphasised.

Minister Ramjattan, who was the sixth speaker in the house, the third for the government, lambasted the opposition for what he described as “polarizing talks”, to make the government appear as a one-party government.

“That is what it is, polarizing talk! There have been insinuations and innuendoes from almost every member who has spoken across the floor … they have been saying people must not come to Georgetown, that the security will be in disarray, indicating people must not come and shop … “that is fear mongering and provocation.”  

Minister Ramjattan, detailing some of the government’s achievement since coming into office, reminded the opposition that it was the present administration who ensured that local government elections were held twice in three years, as opposed to only once in 23 years under the former PPP/C administration.

He also noted that it was the coalition government who ensured that a Public Procurement Commission was established to ensure the purchasing of goods and services and the execution of works are conducted in accordance with the law and relevant policy guidelines.

The Minister closed his presentation by telling the opposition that no government MP will support the no-confidence motion, therefore expect a defeat.

Felecia Valenzuela

Images:  Department of Public Information


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