ELECTIONS are around the corner and it is during this season that many seek to resurrect their political life. Of course, these periodic, armchair experts and failed politicians will be making many critical evaluations of the past five years and will be promising to do so much should they themselves be given a ‘five year’ to govern this land, but in the end it is up to the Guyanese voting population to make a proper assessment of who or which political party is better equipped to take them forward and which party has a record of fulfilling promises. On this note I will outline a few ongoing efforts as well as promises fulfilled by the PPP/C since they came into office

1. It is under the PPP/C that Guyana attained the rank of one of the fastest developing countries in the Education Index of the United Nations Human Development Report. Equitable access to free education from nursery through secondary is a major reason for Guyana’s estimated literacy rate of 96%, one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere during this time. The education sector continues to receive the largest chunk of the National Budget, with allocation this year being $24.3B, an increase of $2.5B. A US$5.1M Guyana Improvement Teacher Education Project was initiated, which further ensures that Guyana’s children receive the best possible education. 70 secondary schools are to be equipped with modern IT labs by September of this year and this will complement Guyana’s first learning channel, which was launched in April of this year.



2. It is under the PPP/C that budgetary allocations to the security sector increased from $13M in 1992 to $1.9B IN 2011. It is also under the rule of the PPP/C that the Citizen Security Programme, the aim of which is to create safer neighbourhoods, came into being. One component of this initiative saw the successful completion of the Comprehensive Training Programme in 2009 by 308 police officers. This programme equipped them with the requisite skills to train new recruits and other ranks in modern policing techniques. An Integrated Crime Information System(ICIS) for the force is also being developed, the design of which is to enable policy makers and law enforcement agencies to identify crime trends, examine their causes and devise objective solutions to combat them. The construction of a state-of-the-art Forensic Laboratory has already begun and this will complement other measures such as the installation of Close Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) in and around the capital city, which is expected to enable prompt response by police patrol squads.



3. Ensuring that adequate healthcare is accessible to the entire population regardless of the location, though at times challenging, is yet another one of the fulfilled promises of the PPP/C. Residents in remote and outlying areas can now boast of having access to basic healthcare through the construction of health huts and health centres, as well as the placement of trained medical personnel to man these centres. There have been major improvements to the Georgetown Public Hospital, which now allows it to offer advanced services in many areas, including surgeries. Apart from highly trained medical practitioners being at the facility, groups of specialist doctors now visit the institution from time to time, carrying out surgeries, including kidney transplants and heart surgeries in the process. Health facilities were also constructed in Linden, Mabaruma, Lethem, New Amsterdam, Diamond East Bank Demerara , Port Mourant, Mahaicony, Leonora and Suddie, just to name a few.



Space and time constraints only allow me to delve into the three areas above; but there are more than enough out there for readers to get a view of the points being raised. While the ears and eyes of the Guyanese public are being bombarded with sensationalism and misrepresentation, development is taking place everywhere. This is evident when one visits any of the city’s streets or any of the many new housing schemes. All is not perfect, but there are those who, for reasons of selfishness, would want us to believe that nothing at all has been done. These bitter folks have their individual grouses and this is evident in their vitriolic and often outlandish pronouncements. While preaching ‘change’ etc they exhibit signs of the ‘them’ v/s ‘us’ mentality.

Written by LOUIS KILKENNY
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Originally posted by caribj:
Does any one really beleive that Guyana has a 96% literacy rate. Not even teh Ministry of Education.

Louis is a new member of the PPP blogger brigade. His rants are now almost daily.


Not sure where these chaps come up with this nonsense from. We cannot find proper high school graduates that can read and write properly to work in our front office.

One of dem graduate in math at CXC and cannot calculate percentages.
All of that is null if we do not get a real democracy. Our nation does not exist for the benefit of the kith and kin of the PPP. We need a vibrant deliberative democracy and as long as that do no exist we will get obsolescence as the current old hack as our leader. As long as we do not get a constituency based democracy we have nothing. The PPP is anti democratic, insular, autocratic and a corporate family of kith and kin. We do not want that. We want democracy
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Originally posted by D2:
All of that is null if we do not get a real democracy. Our nation does not exist for the benefit of the kith and kin of the PPP. We need a vibrant deliberative democracy and as long as that do no exist we will get obsolescence as the current old hack as our leader. As long as we do not get a constituency based democracy we have nothing. The PPP is anti democratic, insular, autocratic and a corporate family of kith and kin. We do not want that. We want democracy

You don't have a say on that. You speak for your self. The people will vote for who and what they want
You talk of DEMOCRACY but seems not to have any knowledge of what you are speaking of.
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Originally posted by D2:
All of that is null if we do not get a real democracy. Our nation does not exist for the benefit of the kith and kin of the PPP. We need a vibrant deliberative democracy and as long as that do no exist we will get obsolescence as the current old hack as our leader. As long as we do not get a constituency based democracy we have nothing. The PPP is anti democratic, insular, autocratic and a corporate family of kith and kin. We do not want that. We want democracy
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Originally posted by Nehru:
You talk of DEMOCRACY but seems not to have any knowledge of what you are speaking of.
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Originally posted by D2:
All of that is null if we do not get a real democracy. Our nation does not exist for the benefit of the kith and kin of the PPP. We need a vibrant deliberative democracy and as long as that do no exist we will get obsolescence as the current old hack as our leader. As long as we do not get a constituency based democracy we have nothing. The PPP is anti democratic, insular, autocratic and a corporate family of kith and kin. We do not want that. We want democracy
DO you? Except for flapping your toxic mouth ceaselessly you do not seem to be aware of your mouth from your behind.
The P.P.P/C had delivered on its promises from 2006, the Guyanese populace will endorse the P.P.P/C once more, and is assured that the manifesto is a realistic one and will be implemented to the benefit of all Guyanese...
These, among other important achievements under the PPP/C ring close to heart:

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It is under the PPP/C that budgetary allocations to the security sector increased from $13M in 1992 to $1.9B IN 2011.

It is also under the rule of the PPP/C that the Citizen Security Programme, the aim of which is to create safer neighbourhoods, came into being. One component of this initiative saw the successful completion of the Comprehensive Training Programme in 2009 by 308 police officers.



Onward and upward....
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Originally posted by Streetsmart:
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Originally posted by D2:
All of that is null if we do not get a real democracy. Our nation does not exist for the benefit of the kith and kin of the PPP. We need a vibrant deliberative democracy and as long as that do no exist we will get obsolescence as the current old hack as our leader. As long as we do not get a constituency based democracy we have nothing. The PPP is anti democratic, insular, autocratic and a corporate family of kith and kin. We do not want that. We want democracy

You don't have a say on that. You speak for your self. The people will vote for who and what they want
Dummy, I am saying it and you are responding! In time everyone of the things I highlight here as necessary to constrain pilfering of the treasury will be the norm. The smell of a Guyanese spring is in the ear. We are merely the robins appearing because that inevitable movement is already pervasive in the air.
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Originally posted by Nehru:
You talk of DEMOCRACY but seems not to have any knowledge of what you are speaking of.
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Originally posted by D2:
All of that is null if we do not get a real democracy. Our nation does not exist for the benefit of the kith and kin of the PPP. We need a vibrant deliberative democracy and as long as that do no exist we will get obsolescence as the current old hack as our leader. As long as we do not get a constituency based democracy we have nothing. The PPP is anti democratic, insular, autocratic and a corporate family of kith and kin. We do not want that. We want democracy
Why dot you tell me then you pea brained twit!
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Originally posted by Demerara_Guy:
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Originally posted by D2:

All of that is null if we do not get a real democracy.


Your personal views, of course.

What exactly is real democracy?
In short, it is the ideal balance of power in a system where the rights of the individual is maximized. Governments in such a system are accountable in all aspects of their political transaction via institutional oversight and the citizenry can exercise voice and political exit strategies based on what happens during their tenure. Our system suffers many deficits in this respect.

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