Gov’t rejects APNU+AFC’s ‘unpatriotic attempt’

30 Sep 2023 18:21 #401469 by chairman
THE deliberate smear campaign by the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) has been rejected and condemned by the Government of Guyana.
Labelling the unfounded claims as “unpatriotic”, the government has called out the Opposition, in a statement, for attempting to mislead both the international and local realms.
The statement also set the record straight, and pointed out the duplicitous nature of the petition.

The following is the full text of a release from the Office of the Prime Minister on the matter:

“The Government categorically rejects the claims made in the petition, dated September 24, 2023, in support of the Washington Diaspora Conference, as an unpatriotic attempt by the Opposition APNU+AFC to undermine the Government’s commitment to the betterment of Guyana. “It is evident that the document in question is engineered by the Opposition APNU+AFC, and is designed to present a one-sided perspective that does not accurately represent the actions and policies of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government of Guyana.
While the Government recognises the importance of addressing the concerns and grievances of any group of citizens, it is disheartening to witness the deliberate APNU+AFC-led smear campaign aimed at poisoning the well of public discourse both locally and internationally. This approach does a disservice to the democratic principles that Guyana upholds, and the tireless efforts of the Government to build a united Guyana under its ‘One Guyana’ policy, which actively promotes inclusion, engagement, and consultation at all levels of our society.

“The Government views this petition, orchestrated by the APNU+AFC, as regressive, mischievous, and unpatriotic. It appears to be a thinly-veiled attempt to undermine the universally unifying work that successive PPP/C Administrations have undertaken, and which President Mohamed Irfaan Ali has been vigorously advancing since his assumption of office in 2020, to transform the socio-economic construct of Guyana, and foster an environment where every creed and race has an equal place.
“The Government’s transformative agenda underpinned by the Ruling Party’s campaign Manifesto is specifically targetted to universal citizens empowerment throughout the length and breadth of the country.


“Government Engagement with Local Democratic Institutions:
Contrary to the petition’s claims, the Government has consistently reached out to local democratic institutions representing people of African descent. The “One Guyana” policy stands as a testament to our commitment to inclusivity and harmony among all ethnic groups in Guyana. It is worth noting that invitations for dialogue and cooperation have been extended to the Opposition on numerous occasions, invitations which they have chosen to decline.

“While the petition asserts that the Government has not submitted any report to the UN regarding progress on actions to ensure African Guyanese are on equal footing with all other ethnic groups during the UN’s Decade for People of African Descent, it is important to highlight the concrete steps taken by the Government in this regard. These steps include unprecedented levels of investment in education, including thousands of local and international scholarships from certificate to doctoral levels, re-education pathways for early school-leavers and those who missed the opportunity; technical and vocational training and upskilling certification for youths across all ten administrative regions; economic development and empowerment initiatives including job creation, private sector investment enablement and growth incentives, and small business loans and grants with a strong emphasis on women’s empowerment.

“The Government’s social security and justice reforms aimed at creating a more equitable society and improved livelihoods for all Guyanese have provided an annual US$200 grant for every school-going child, placed thousands more into their own homes through reduced costs, incentives and direct building assistance; while restorative justice and community rebuilding and advancement programmes have set a course for universal impact for the citizenry including construction of sports and recreational facilities in all townships.
“It is important to note that in August 2023, more than thirty-three (33) organizations representing People of African Descent received government grants for various cultural activities and events, and that is in addition to the annual Emancipation grants for African-related observances.

“The PPP/C Government wishes to underscore that it is a representative administration as People of African Descent are holders of some of the highest and most significant constitutional, governmental and civil society offices in the land. These include Parliamentary, Judicial and Ministerial portfolios.
“The Government is also proud of its wide-ranging support among the African Guyanese community that led to its victory at the last General Elections and has since been managing the affairs of the country inclusively for the benefit of all Guyanese, irrespective of race, political affiliation, and economic status.


“Claims that African Guyanese face hostility and repression when asserting their state are unequivocally false. Guyana’s political landscape is diverse, with multiple parties and organisations representing various interests, including those of African Guyanese. These organisations have been welcomed to engage in the Government’s consultative processes to address community concerns with ample mechanisms provided for the facilitation of such engagements, notwithstanding the approach of regular direct grassroots engagement of the citizenry by the President and his Cabinet ministers.


“The Government’s international stance has been consistent with its national disposition that is evidence-based, constitutionally sound and aligned to global best practices for an equitable governance framework that caters to achieving universal citizens empowerment, in keeping with all international charters to which Guyana is subscribed, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. All claims otherwise are considered malicious and wicked and can be easily disproved.
“We have made efforts to engage with the global community and express our commitment to fostering unity and equality among all Guyanese despite an antithetical agenda from the political opposition.

“The Government wishes to reiterate its unwavering commitment to its “One Guyana” policy, which caters to all Guyanese and seeks to promote inclusivity, unity, and equal opportunities for every citizen, regardless of their ethnic background.
“We remain open to constructive dialogue and cooperation with all stakeholders to continue building a prosperous and harmonious Guyana.”

Always tell someone how you feel because opportunities are lost in the blink of an eye but regret can last a lifetime.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Time to create page: 0.184 seconds
AlondraGreat victory(04.12.2023, 06:57)(06:57)0
SawyerWeather could force changes in XIs as Australia look to level terms with India(25.11.2023, 12:36)(12:36)0
AlondraSunil Gavaskar was a big fan of Rohan Kanhai
Sunil fell in love with
This extraordinary shot in cricket by the great Rohan kanhai which stayed in Gavaskars memory !!!!
(25.11.2023, 08:41)(08:41)0
ketchimAustralia WIN WC 2023 ~(20.11.2023, 13:37)(13:37)0
ketchimIndia vs Australia FINAL(16.11.2023, 14:01)(14:01)0
ketchimAustralia davances to Final after win over Proteas 1(16.11.2023, 14:01)(14:01)0
AllenIndia advances to Final via Win over Kiwis ~(15.11.2023, 13:05)(13:05)0
AlondraSunil Narine has called time on his eight-year international career. He last played for West Indies in a T20I in August 2019.

"I appreciate it has been over four years since I last played for West Indies, but today I am announcing my retirement from international cricket," Narine wrote on Instagram.
(05.11.2023, 13:43)(13:43)0
RaelynSouth Africa sell out and fold for 83 vs guess who ? LOL(05.11.2023, 12:56)(12:56)0
ketchimPakistan Win D/L method chasing Kiwis mammoth score of 401 : unbelieveable !!(04.11.2023, 10:41)(10:41)0
ketchimSrell Out Lanka 14 -6 !(02.11.2023, 09:25)(09:25)0
YaritzaIt will be a SA vs India final WC!(02.11.2023, 06:09)(06:09)0
ketchimProteas whack Kiwis by 190 runs!(01.11.2023, 13:07)(13:07)0
ketchimAfghanistan need 9 runs in 34 balls(30.10.2023, 11:20)(11:20)0
ketchimGuyana beat Barbados !(30.10.2023, 10:10)(10:10)0
ketchimIndia thump England by 100 runs !(29.10.2023, 11:00)(11:00)0
ketchim1. 771 runs scored !(28.10.2023, 10:54)(10:54)0
ketchimRecords GALORE Oz vs. Kiwis WC 2023(28.10.2023, 10:53)(10:53)0
ketchimEngland walloped by Lanka !(26.10.2023, 11:04)(11:04)0
ketchimMaxwell 40 ball TON !(25.10.2023, 16:05)(16:05)0
ketchimAustralia beat Netherlands by 309 runs lol(25.10.2023, 11:25)(11:25)0
AnnaleeNext month is barrel ? season.
Don't mek problem with yuh family overseas ??.
(22.10.2023, 18:20)(18:20)0
ketchimGuyana vs. Trinidad Super 50 !(21.10.2023, 12:13)(12:13)0
ketchimEngland thumped by South Africa : WC(21.10.2023, 11:55)(11:55)0
ketchimBarbados Lost to Jamaica(21.10.2023, 11:54)(11:54)0
ketchimGuyana beat Windwards Super 50 Cup(18.10.2023, 16:45)(16:45)0
NathanNetherlands beat Saffies by 38 runs...(17.10.2023, 13:16)(13:16)0
resodo3152You can get it right away by going to akamsyourpc.com. This link will take you to Microsoft's official website, where you can download it without problems.(15.10.2023, 23:32)(23:32)0
ClydeWhat a momentous occasion for Afghanistan as AfghanAtalan have defeated England, the reigning champions, to register a historic victory. A significant achievement for Afghanistan!(15.10.2023, 18:26)(18:26)0
ketchimSunday Guyana pledges support !(15.10.2023, 11:28)(11:28)0
YareliHappy Saturday(14.10.2023, 11:10)(11:10)0
ArjunFriday the 13th !(13.10.2023, 17:14)(17:14)0
ketchimCanada Thanks giving Today !!(08.10.2023, 10:41)(10:41)0
ketchimthere used to be Less back inaugural 1975 : IT also used to be 60 overs ~(05.10.2023, 16:08)(16:08)0
YareliWhats the point in calling it "WORLD CUP" if there are only 10 teams participating?
(05.10.2023, 14:25)(14:25)0
Tim SandbergWest Indians are the powerhouse for sure(05.10.2023, 01:38)(01:38)0
Tim SandbergThis world cup would not be exciting anymore without West Indies.(05.10.2023, 01:37)(01:37)0
ketchimToronto Blue Jays best of 5 series begins Tonight vs. Minnesota Twins ~(03.10.2023, 13:23)(13:23)0
AbrahamBREAKING: The Portland Trail Blazers are trading guard Jrue Holiday to the Boston Celtics, sources tell ESPN.(01.10.2023, 18:26)(18:26)0
AbrahamI keep looking at this ODI World Cup and thanking God I don't have to watch West Indies take licks, win two games (at most) and come back home in disgrace.(30.09.2023, 17:17)(17:17)0
ketchimGuyana COUNTY cricket Live!(30.09.2023, 11:47)(11:47)0
AbrahamIndia fans, do you want Ravichandran Ashwin in the World Cup squad?(26.09.2023, 15:55)(15:55)0
AbrahamRussian drone strikes on Odesa region(26.09.2023, 15:50)(15:50)0
AbrahamSouth Korea showcases missiles, drones and tanks in rare military parade(26.09.2023, 05:33)(05:33)0
AbrahamPresident Dr Kishore Shallow congratulates Guyana Amazon Warriors on being CPL Champions(25.09.2023, 19:27)(19:27)0
AbrahamFirst thing first big congrats to the Guyana Amazon Warriors and their long suffering fans.

Second thing second only 4 out of 34 CPL games went into the final over this year.

I'm not here to be a cheerleader I'm here to talk the inconvenient truth.

Quality was LOW
(25.09.2023, 19:16)(19:16)0
Yareli62 for 6(24.09.2023, 19:07)(19:07)0
ketchimGoooo Amazon !(24.09.2023, 13:29)(13:29)0
ketchimAmazon Warriors vs Knight Riders !(24.09.2023, 13:22)(13:22)0
ketchimCPL FINAL 7 pm, tonight !(24.09.2023, 13:22)(13:22)0
Go to top