Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo is claiming that Cabinet is in recess. He said that “sources” confirmed this.
Jagdeo said that this is the first time he has ever heard about Cabinet going into recess.
He said this at a press conference held earlier today.
Jagdeo told the media, “In the 23 years of the PPP (People’s Progressive Party) government, I have never known the Cabinet to go into recess—at least definitely not in the over 12 years I was President—and I was in the Cabinet for a significant part of the entire period and we never gone into recess.”
Jagdeo said that PPP ministers were not even allowed to go on leave as like and the nation’s business was put first.
“In fact…we did not have a fixed schedule for ministers with leave. I said to them in my tenure, you will have to get the approval every time you want to go on leave. And we never had ministers taking long periods. They would take a week or two so,” said Jagdeo.
He continued, “Now this is a routine thing. I heard our ministers are abroad doing their medicals paid for by taxpayers through an insurance scheme. Some are on vacation and Cabinet is in recess.”
Jagdeo said that the fact that Cabinet is in recess is especially worrying while a “crisis” is facing Guyana.
“And whilst all of this is happening, we have a crisis with our teachers and our children; crisis because this government has refused to negotiate in good faith with the teachers,” Jagdeo said.