PM Nagamootoo calls on villagers to vote for development instead of party

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, November 11, 2018

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, earlier today, knocked cold the opposition People’s Progressive Party as a political unit that seeks to tamper with local democratic freedom in Guyana.

The prime minister was speaking at a community meeting at Whim, Corentyne.

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo addressing residents of Whim, Corentyne during a community meeting.

He recalled that during his tenure as Minister of Local Government, under the very PPP back in 1994, it was the vision of the government to allow “grassroots democracy”. However, the prime minister said that since 1994, the PPP government never facilitated another Local Government Elections (LGE) in Guyana.

According to Prime Minister Nagamootoo, the opposition’s abuse of the local government system continues, since, although it is in control of 15 Local Authority Areas (LAA), very little developmental works are being carried out.

He said the opposition is fully aware that in a “couple of months from now” Guyana will be one of the richest countries in the world.

“They [PPP] know that the revenue from the oil production is coming and they know that if they can’t control it at the top, they will try to control it at the bottom. They want their associates to control the villages,” he said.

The Prime Minister called on residents to not be tossed about by the rhetoric of racism.

“We have many things to be proud of in Whim Village; they should not turn our minds because of race.”

He reminded residents that both himself and President David Granger attended the Auchlyne Primary school a village away.

“The world today would be proud to know that in this little part of the globe called Whim Bloomfield, a small school named Auchlyne Primary produced both the President and Prime Minister of Guyana.”

Alexis Rodney.

Image: Tejpaul Bridgemohan.

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