In spite of what the political grinches, naysayers or doomsday ghouls would want to say, it is an undeniable fact that the APNU+AFC administration has “erected fences” to protect the nation’s looming oil wealth says Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo.
In his most recent writings, the Prime Minister reminded that the Coalition government has established a Natural Resource Fund (NRF) to manage the wealth of Guyana for the present and future benefit of the people and for the sustainable development of the country.
He was keen to note however that elements of the doomsday gang are clawing at the fund, hoping to tear it apart, or pull it down, even before the first dollar from oil is deposited. In this regard, the official was alluding to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), particularly it’s General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo.
On numerous occasions, the Opposition Leader had said that the law which establishes the Fund can only be seen as illegitimate since it was passed after the No-Confidence Motion saw a successful passage on December 21, 2018. Jagdeo has also pointed out on several occasions that the NRF Act reposes too many powers in the Finance Minister to appoint key members to oversee it. Due to these and other considerations, Jagdeo has said that a PPP Government would surely scrap the current legislation and start afresh.
But Prime Minister, Nagamootoo is calling on the populace to ignore the ranting of Jagdeo and other naysayers, as he notes that the coming of oil would only usher prosperity under the Coalition administration.
Nagamootoo said, “…I will not be bothered by these doomsday ghouls. According to the Oxford Dictionary, they are persons morbidly interested in disaster and death, and would rob graves and feed on dead bodies if ever they should return to power.”
He added, “We have learned over these past years since 2015, when the APNU+AFC Coalition Government came to office, that we could quickly distance ourselves from the dreaded past when we experienced the politics of broken promises, corruption and failures.”
The Prime Minister confidently stated that Guyana has moved forward from this state of affairs in the last four plus years while noting that it would be no more should the coalition remain in office.