PPP a “precipice of destruction” says Min. Harmon

– debate on PPP-peddled “no-confidence” motion begins in National Assembly

DPI, Guyana, Friday, December 21, 2018

The debate on the PPP-led no-confidence motion against the APNU+AFC Coalition Administration is ongoing in the National Assembly. Speaking after the Leader of the Opposition, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon in defending the Government’s track record dispelled a number of untruths peddled by the opposition side of the House.

The minister told the House, “When you speak of harming democracy, you have to look at what the PPP has done.”

In relation to the Coalition Government’s discontinuation of the $10,000 education grant, Minister Harmon said the records show that it could not have been sustained.

The State Minister took the opportunity to express his gratitude to all Guyanese for assisting the Coalition Government to dismantle the “precipice of destruction” referring to the former PPP government.

Under the PPP administration, Minister Harmon said the city was denied funding, especially those citizens in areas such as South Ruimveldt and North Ruimveldt. The move was described as diabolic.

According to Minister Harmon, “because the people did not vote for them, they [PPP] decided to punish them… Every time the Council [Mayor and City Council] made a proposal they denied them,” he noted.

The minister referred to the irony of the Opposition Leader’s criticism of the Government’s efforts to restore Georgetown, given what obtained under his party’s tenure.

D’Urban Park, he stated, is a standard for ‘modern Guyana’ and rubbished the opposition’s claim that some $500M was syphoned off under the project by the Administration.

“We are confident that we have restored the symbols of nationhood in this society and this is what keeps us together,” the minister stated.

He said the opposition’s motion is intended to sow seeds of discord among the people of Guyana.

Stacy Carmichael.

Image: Jameel Mohamed.

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