Opposition Leader Joe Harmon, AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan and several other coalition members met U.S Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch and Deputy Chief of Missions Mark Cullinane yesterday and raised several governance issues.
The Opposition raised concerns of discriminatory practices by the government, the arbitrary firing of public servants, alleged politically motivated charges and arbitrary arrest of persons, and discriminatory practices in the distribution of the COVID-19 cash grant.
“The Leader of the Opposition shared the coalition’s views and observations on these issues, and how they broadly affect the Guyanese people, and specifically the impact and effect on supporters of the APNU+AFC”, the Opposition Leader’s office said in a statement.
The Opposition also reiterated the reluctance on the part of the PPP to engage, noting that there should be an effort to engage in meaningful dialogue to ensure that the government does not govern in a manner ostracizing a large section of the population with the support of the U.S.
“Mr. Harmon requested of Ambassador Lynch that the Opposition be informed of any major changes on US Policy decisions on Guyana. Additionally, the Opposition views are communicated to Washington on a regular basis having regard to the fact that a large section of the local media landscape is unhelpful to the Opposition”, the statement pointed out.
To support its claim, the Opposition documented several issues and presented a file on its issues of concerns to the Ambassador and her Deputy.