Reject false narrative being peddled by APNU/AFC – VP to Guyanese
Vice President Dr Bharrat Jagdeo has called on Guyanese to reject the false narrative being peddled by the opposition and other anti-government voices that the government is deliberately withholding pay increases for public servants.
Speaking at a community meeting on Sunday on the West Coast Demerara, the Vice President reminded that it is the same APNU/AFC Coalition government that took away the one-month tax free bonus from the joint services, which the PPP/C Administration has since re-implemented.
The VP said it was the PPP/C Government that redeemed the public service from a pauperised state, “…but they can only say that for people who do not know the history of this country or who are not aware of and we need to stand up to this sort of thing,” the vice president is quoted as saying by DPI.
Jagdeo made it pellucid that the PPP/C Administration will not allow this sort of thinking by the opposition to dictate its policies, “we have a straight and clear ideology and we have a goal which we outlined in our manifesto.” He noted that the PPP/C has committed to providing citizens with world-class education and healthcare, providing job opportunities and ensuring their safety, and the administration has since embarked on that journey over the two years since returning to office.
The Vice President said the development taking place offshore will secure close to 3,000 jobs for residents on the West Coast Demerara, referencing the largest privately-owned wharf that is being constructed north of Vreed-en-Hoop, as well as the government’s investment in the construction of the New Demerara River Crossing and the opening up of lands for the construction of some 14, 000 houselots in the region, among several other major projects.