Mega-projects will be completed under PPP/C Govt’s first term – PM assures

Prime Minister Brigadier (ret’d) Mark Phillips has reassured the nation that all the mega-projects of the PPP/C Government would be completed during its first five years in office.

Prime Minister Brigadier (ret’d) Mark Phillips

PM Phillips took to the floor of the National Assembly in the wee hours of Tuesday to add his voice to a motion brought by Opposition Member of Parliament David Patterson, who had asked that the House put the massive Gas-to-Shore project on hold, and have it sent to the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Natural Resources for further review.
That motion was voted down by the Government side of the house.
The Prime Minister noted that the project, like all others initiated by the Government, would be executed and would benefit all Guyanese.
“Mr. Speaker, the honourable member [David Patterson] does not produce any report that says clearly to this hoax that the Wales Gas-to-Shore project is not feasible. The gas-to-shore project will be a reality in this term of the PPP/C.
Mr. Speaker, we have a manifesto where we told the people that we will deliver all the energy mix, that will comprise solar, hydro and wind; and, Mr. Speaker, we have singled out the Gas-to-Shore project for completion before December 2025,” the Prime Minister added.
In like fashion, PM Phillips reassured Guyanese that construction of the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project would begin before the December 2025 timeline.
Affirming that the rhetoric of the Opposition was destined for failure, he reminded that Guyanese would have by now been paying a fraction of the cost for electricity had the then APNU/AFC Opposition not voted against the project.
“Had they supported that project, the people of Guyana would have been benefiting from energy at a far reduced cost than we are paying today, since 2017. And that is what we expect the honourable member to come and remind us also, and not to get involved in revisionism.”
Another major project that would be completed before the five-year term of the Government expires is the construction of the Linden-to-Mabura Hill highway. That road is the gateway to Guyana’s mineral-rich interior.
The Prime Minister has said Guyanese can rest assured that under the PPP/C Government there will be good governance. He noted that Guyana is on a development trajectory.
“I want to assure this house and all the people of Guyana that, in a transparent manner, all the mega-projects will be managed to completion by this Government. That is our promise to the people of Guyana,” PM Phillips affirmed.