Regional Chairman for Region 10 Deron Adams today accused the PPP Civic administration of a deliberate move to marginalize the region despite its public promises to support development across Guyana.
Addressing a number of issues facing the region at a PNC Reform press conference, the Regional Chairman said the Government’s promises of jobs, development, and respect for the regional and local democratic organs are not bearing fruit for Region 10.
“While the rest of Guyana may not be familiar with the divisive and vile tactics that the PPP has employed to ensure that they punish the people of Region #10 and Linden for simply exercising their franchise to elect the people that they are certain can bring the type of development and quality of life that we desperately need, the people of our Region are acutely attuned to the selfish and divisive politics of the PPP, which has no place in a modern society and is entirely the opposite of the inclusivity and comprehensive development that the People’s National Congress and the APNU+AFC bring to the governance of our people”, Adams said.
The Regional Chairman singled out the recent bulldozing of squatter houses by the Central Housing and Planning Authority. He said the exercise took place days before the deadline for the squatters to move, although that deadline came directly from the same CHPA.
“Check your calendars to verify that today is indeed Tuesday May 10th, 2022. Today is still not even close to the deadline this notice gave to that mother and others, but bulldozers ripped apart her shelter and put her out in the rain between May 5th and May 6th, 2022. This is what the PPP is doing in Region #10, but you do not see and hear this because their propaganda machinery tells you all of the lies about what they are purportedly doing for the people of my Region. The reality is Region #10, inclusive of Linden, is being victimized, ostracized and punished by the PPP regime”, he complained.
The Central Housing and Planning Authority has since stated that housing units and house lots will be given to those squatters who were displaced by the demolition exercise.
On the issue of jobs for Lindeners, the Regional Chairman said the Government is doling out contracts to contractors from outside of the Region and many of them would arrive in the Region with their own workforce. He said more than a month after the Vice President promised hundreds of temporary jobs, none of those jobs have been made available while the problems facing the youths of the Region are not temporary.
Mr. Adams said “the PPP is placing Lindeners on the breadline. While the Vice President waves an offer of 800 temporary jobs that were supposed to be made available in three weeks. Our people do not have temporary needs. Children do not have a temporary need for food and shelter. Lindeners need a plan to create jobs. The PPP has no such plan”.
The Regional Chairman said the Government has failed to continue many of the projects that were started in the Region under the former administration.
He said if the PPP Civic administration is serious about development in Region 10, it will do fewer “photo ops” in the Region 10 communities and get down to real work with the regional and local government bodies.