President David Granger has brushed aside the view of the Private Sector Commission and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry that the country is currently facing “political uncertainty”.
Speaking to members of the media on Wednesday, the President said his government has done nothing to engender despair in the business community and the “political uncertainty” line being pushed could be seen as misperception.
President Granger said “there’s no chaos or confusion or crisis in the political situation. Everything that has happened since the 21st of December has been logical, and on the part of the Government it has been within the framework of the law. I do not know how valid that perception is but as far as I’m concerned, the Government has done nothing to engender any disorder or any despair in the business community. So, I don’t want to say whether that’s a valid perception or not but we are continuing to work”.
Mr. Granger pointed out that everything that his government has done, has been according to the Law and the Constitution.
“Up to last Friday, you know, we used our legal rights to go to the Appeal Court and I understand from the newspapers the Opposition is using their legal right to go to the CCJ. That’s not crisis, that’s not confusion. So, I don’t think that the perception that you’ve mentioned, that you’ve spoken to me about is a valid perception, and we will continue trying to do our best to give the people of Guyana a good Government and a good life”, President Granger said.
The President also announced on Wednesday that although the opposition has indicated its intent to stay away from the National Assembly until a final ruling on the no-confidence case from the CCJ, his government will head back to Parliament to ensure that the Elections Commission is properly funded to prepare for and host general and regional elections, whenever those elections will take place.