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Previously reported.  Great achievements by the coalition.

Today, May 11, marks the fourth anniversary of the 2015 General and Regional Elections which saw the six-party A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition elected to form the Government of Guyana.

Celebrating this milestone, the Government said this anniversary “marks the gateway to new opportunities, and the prospects for a return of the Coalition, for a second consecutive term, as the best-ever Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana!”

Starting with the appointment of the Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNC/R) –the largest party in the APNU – David Granger as its Presidential Candidate and AFC Executive member, Moses Nagamootoo for Prime Minister, the Government in a statement to the media said the coalition “has since emerged as a united and formidable.”

In the statement issued Friday, the administration said it the past four years has been challenging but hopeful as they have proven that “Guyana could emerge from poor governance and sloth in socio-economic development.”

It pointed to the oil finds that hold an estimated 5.5 billion barrels of oil, noting that “the APNU+AFC Coalition Government has brought Guyana, in these past four years, to the door-step of unprecedented wealth with imminent production from our off-shore wells.”

The coalition, which is currently defending itself before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) against a vote of No-Confidence passed in the National Assembly last December, said it confidently believes that there are good reasons for all Guyanese, here and in the diaspora, to celebrate the achievements over the past four years.

The Government said it has steered the country forward as a stable and growing economy, promoted and defended its sovereignty and territorial integrity, restored respect for Guyana as a democracy in which all human rights and press freedom are protected and supported and encouraged social cohesion among our multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, plural population.

It highlighted several of its accomplishments which are as follows:

  • The APNU+AFC Coalition Government is pleased that it has given our senior citizens and working people a reassuring glimpse of the good life. It has  increased old age pension and social assistance, raised the national minimum wage and improved salaries, including those for sweeper/cleaners, nurses and teachers.
  • Our Government, after giving some $43 billion in “bailouts” and severance payments to the sugar industry, took drastic action to save and secure the jobs of over 10,000 workers; and intervened in defence of bauxite workers. It also found new export markets for our farmers to sell their paddy and rice, while maintaining essential infrastructural support.
  • These are years to remember as our country emerged from the shadows of an authoritarian, narco-criminalised state into a respectable democracy that stands on the firm shoulders of the Constitution of the Republic, and guarantees the Rule of Law and the Separation of Powers, under which the Executive, the Judiciary and the Legislature enjoy full independence.
  • Emerging from a past that was characterized by “pervasive corruption” and systemic, political patronage, it had become a gigantic task for our Government to combat and reduce acts of institutionalized criminality, corrupt practices and discourage conflict of interest situations. This remains an incomplete national task. But our Government has taken legislative and administrative steps to fight tax evasion, the illicit contraband trade, piracy, trafficking in persons, money laundering, abuse of the procurement processes, and non-compliance with requirements to ensure integrity in public life.
  • Over these four years the Coalition Government restored neighbourhood, indigenous community and municipal grassroots democracy by holding local government elections, which were denied for over 20 years ago, in 2016 and, again, in 2018. Three new townships have been created in hinterland settlements, and the State has commissioned six regional radio stations together with internet connectivity to remove communities.
  • The APNU+AFC Government has embarked on a programme of clean, modern and orderly development that is reflected in timely disposal of solid waste, construction of major new roads on the East Coast, West Coast of Demerara and East Bank of Demerara, the East Bank of Essequibo and Berbice, that have been fitted with road lamps. Municipal “smart” roads have been provided with cameras.
  • Guyanese and foreign Commuters have all recognized the enhanced facilities at our international airports, renovated airstrips and aerodromes, and refurbished steamers that ply all of our riverain and sea routes. The charge for bridge crossings over the Demerara river remains subsidized, and the tolls at the Berbice River bridge has been reduced.
  • Since 2015 there have been incremental improvements in the delivery and reliability of electricity supplies nationwide, expansion of potable water facilities and installation of several heavy-duty pumps to reduce seasonal flooding. In the social sectors, greater financial allocations for public education, health and housing have resulted in remarkable and better results.
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The government 'secured the jobs of 10,000 workers in the sugar industry' which is another way of saying that it fired 7,000 of them, and closed sugar estates. It gave people the good life by giving itself a 50 per cent raise days after assuming office. And the list goes on.    

@lil boy posted:

The government 'secured the jobs of 10,000 workers in the sugar industry' which is another way of saying that it fired 7,000 of them, and closed sugar estates. It gave people the good life by giving itself a 50 per cent raise days after assuming office. And the list goes on.    

The current illegitimate government has not rehired the sugar workers as it pledged to do and it has not rolled back the 50% increase.  So, what's your complaint?

The government is there for 5 months only, wouldn't it take some time to rehire 7,000 workers? But it has started. It's not a question of rolling back the 50 per cent. The question was why the good life government put itself good, above everybody else? And the PPP never campaigned that it would roll it back.        

@lil boy posted:

The government is there for 5 months only, wouldn't it take some time to rehire 7,000 workers? But it has started. It's not a question of rolling back the 50 per cent. The question was why the good life government put itself good, above everybody else? And the PPP never campaigned that it would roll it back.        

Oh yes, like sanctimonious crooks they complained about the 50% increase.  I have a very good memory.  They even said they would not take the increase but they actually did.  It's the way crooks operate.  As for the sugar workers,  the campaign pledge was instant reopening of the shuttered estates and rehiring of the retrenched workers.  There was no talk about incremental rehiring.  Bunch of lying crooks.

How can you instantly reopen 'shattered estates?' Show us where they said so. And secondly, you call the PPP/C government 'illegitimate.' How come no government in the international community share your view. Not a single organization or government supported APNU. How come?    

@lil boy posted:

How can you instantly reopen 'shattered estates?' Show us where they said so. And secondly, you call the PPP/C government 'illegitimate.' How come no government in the international community share your view. Not a single organization or government supported APNU. How come?    

Shuttered

@lil boy posted:

Shattered, it was broken up; shuttered, it was closed. So it was broken up because it was closed. What's your point? When you are cornered you have a tendency to play possum and run away.  

I'm watching a cricket match....no time to engage in semantics.  PPP ...bunch of crooks.

The APNU/AFC's greatest achievement was all talk and no action.

Closing the sugar estates was their great achievement. OMG.

The appointment of David Granger and Moses Nagamootoo was another great achievement of the Coalition. OMG.

“The APNU+AFC Coalition Government has brought Guyana, in these past four years, to the door-step of unprecedented wealth with imminent production from our off-shore wells.”  Well! Well! Well!  What an achievement.

The Coalition Government said it has steered the country forward as a stable and growing economy, promoted and defended its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The Coalition has given our senior citizens and working people a reassuring glimpse of the good life.  Another achievement.  WOW!

The APNU+AFC Government has embarked on a program of clean, modern, and orderly development that is reflected in the timely disposal of solid waste.

This is the Coalition government's record that they ran on and want to be re-elected again in 2025.  Not to mention how they tried to steal the ballots and got caught.

This is the achievement that the token house coolies  are bragging about.

The coalition is like the horse and carriage, but nothing says they can't win back the government. At this point in time, it's very difficult for both parties to contest elections independently. As I see it, Irfaan Ali seems to be doing well, and I hope he continues on the course he's on.

@lil boy posted:

They ran out of ideas. Durban Park was their best idea and its a billion dollar eyesore. Oh, and they gave millions to some warehouse man to store expired drugs.

The expired drugs came from Canada which was originally bought from India.

@Viper posted:

The coalition is like the horse and carriage, but nothing says they can't win back the government. At this point in time, it's very difficult for both parties to contest elections independently. As I see it, Irfaan Ali seems to be doing well, and I hope he continues on the course he's on.

Give credit when it's due!

@Totaram posted:

You can't even run you ouse.

I have been running yours for a long time now.

You should make some comments on the track record of the coalition government, and show us how brainless you are.  Their record that you rejoiced over, reflects your mentality. You are so stupid that even your family does not want anything to do with you.

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