The hidden agenda behind PNC- controlled organizations

Dear Editor,
When Black Supremacist Eusi Kwayana made the declaration that Guyana should be partitioned; that is, separated into Black and Indian zones, in that statement, he was making a clear and decisive resolution that this country should be forever divided along racial lines, and never to be a multiracial harmonious whole.
Burnham, in his usual con artist style, endorsed that theory of creating racial zones, such as Regions 4 and 10 being Black Zones, while Region 6 remains Indian.
There was a time when the words “East Indian” and “Negro” were not considered racial and demeaning terminologies, but were terms held out to show major differences: as to who should be “pan tap” and who should remain at the bottom of the rat race supremacy ladder.
That separatist move also meant that designated Black Areas were to be singled out for special treatment above all other race-based areas. This was the objective of Kwayana’s theory, as was played out in the administration of this country from that time onwards: the PNC Black-based communities were to be held aloft above all others.
But there was one major obstacle facing that PNC dogma, and it was: how would those areas be financially sustained? Or where would the sourcing of their finances come from? These are the burning issues that dogma faced.
However, Burnham was clever and equal to the task of satisfying the requirements of that theory. One would recall that, at that time, the bauxite industry in Linden was doing pretty well, and there was much to go around. There was “money to burn,” the “pan tap” assertion of Hamilton Green was clear.
However, that prosperity glitz did not last very long, as bauxite fell and hit rock bottom soon after nationalization. Very early in the 70s, bauxite was no longer a major contributor to the national financial grid, and something had to be done to resuscitate that community. The question on the lips of the Black Supremacists was: who should finance the high lifestyle of those in bauxite? And the answer to that question was sugar. That industry was now taxed to solve the financial woes of bauxite.
There was great consternation in the Sugar Industry, in that they reasoned that they should not be held responsible for the gross mismanagement issues of bauxite, hence the industrial decision to call a strike. That strike was held for 80 days by the sugar workers’ union; however, Burnham deemed it an illegal act, and was unsympathetic to their cause. At the end of it all, The MPCA Union had to pay the striking workers for the time spent off the job. The fact is, Burnham was not interested in rewarding them for their strike action, so monies from his government were not in the least forthcoming.
Fast forward to the present and we see a similar situation unfolding, only this time the reverse is taking place. The PNC- controlled GTU has called out the teachers on a strike with the expressed objective to pressure the Government into conceding to their inordinate demands. The major difference in this strike is that the union is demanding that the Government pay the teachers for time away from work.
This all stems from the long-held theory that areas where the PNC party can “control”, those organizations are to be given special treatment over and above every other category of workers in this country.
That is not going to happen, because every worker is important, moreso those who are in the productive sector of their endeavours. Every single worker deserves a raise in pay. Can anyone show me which category of worker is not worthy of a pay increase?
The answer is none, but there is a legitimate way of going about this. That process is through a reasonable negotiated settlement, done outside of the encumbrance of duress. This is the way forward.

Neil Adams