As the first anniversary of the APNU+AFC coalition approaches in the month of May, the Opposition People’s Progressive Party has started to assess the coalition’s first year in office.
The party in a Monday morning statement, accused the President and his coalition government of failing to live up to many of the campaign promises, including offering real change to the young people who voted the new government into office.
“Contrary to his declaration, Granger himself has been handing out buses, bicycles and boats while at the same time neglecting large numbers of young people, some of whom “Voted like a Boss” hoping for change but who, much to their regret have not seen any benefits coming their way since the APNU+AFC assumed office.”
The PPP was booted out of Government after 23 years at the May 11, 2015 elections. The party said the coalition government has also not crafted any proper economic strategy that will see the economy doing better.
The party said the government has also failed at putting in place a proper social contract with the people of Guyana, noting that “all that has happened is the snatching of votes from the electorate, the monstrous salary increases, racial and political discrimination, corruption scandals, victimization and the persistent witch-hunting of persons who do not please the Granger administration politically nor ethnically.”
The government has consistently denied any witch hunting and political or racial discrimination. Just recently, President Granger made it clear that no one can point a finger of corruption at the 11 month old administration.
But the PPP says “the Granger coalition administration must cease masquerading and trying to fool the Guyanese people into believing that better will come. The fact of the matter is there are no signs that the path being pursued by the APNU+AFC will lead to any improvement in the lives of the Guyanese people.”