We have so much to be thankful for- Min Hughes

─Coalition restored pride in Guyana

DPI, Guyana, Monday, January 27, 2020

Minister of Public Telecommunication Catherine Hughes on Monday said a re-elected Coalition Government will continue the extraordinary work started five years ago in the township of New Amsterdam and the country at large.

She was addressing another enormous crowd of supporters at the Esplanade Park in New Amsterdam, Berbice, where the administration took its fourth elections campaign rally.

Minister Hughes said Guyanese have so much to be thankful for, as the APNU+AFC government has undoubtedly restored pride to this country.

“When last you heard of somebody sitting on a bench in Barbados or Trinidad? They say the economy collapsing, but the IMF (International Monetary Fund) said we will grow at 87 percent. NASDAQ said that the fastest growing economy in the world is Guyana. This year we have gone up spaces in the TPI (Transparency Index). We have things to be thankful for. This is your time Guyana, and we have to make sure that we do not stop the progress!” she told the raucous crowd.

Minister Hughes said every Guyanese must make their mark in the coming elections; a defining moment for the country.

“I am asking you to put your confidence in this palm and key,” she urged.

The progress under the leadership of His Excellency President David Granger is remarkable, she related, noting that never before in Guyana’s recent history has there been a leader that cares for all.

As a Guyanese woman, Minister Hughes said she has had the pleasure of working with President Granger; a man rich in integrity, and has great respect for women.

“We support good men. This is a boss man; boss all the way, a man with respect for women, a family man, and an honest man. A man that has more than 40 percent of his cabinet women. I want to remind you, we have a serious choice to make come March 2.”

Minister Hughes took the opportunity to firmly condemn utterances made by former Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee last Saturday where he was heard disrespecting women.

“I don’t care where we come from; which race or region. We are not voting for men that disrespect us. Ladies of regions five and six you know what you have to do,” the minister stated.

Delving into some developments, Minister Hughes pointed out the numerous smart classrooms established under the Coalition Government. Of the 175 ICT hubs established so far across the country, 54 are currently in Regions five and six.

She reported that the government has begun the process of putting more than 200 government services online. These include applications for driver’s license, among others.

According to her, the surveillance system established in the city that is assisting in the solving of crimes will also be established in Regions Five and Six.

She said soon enough, every Guyanese student will be the owner of a tablet fitted with all the text books.

“We are moving forward together, don’t stop the progress,” she declared.


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