Major transformational projects scheduled to be rolled out this year will ensure that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) remains in power for a long time, says Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall.

The AG said that 2021 will be the “first full year” that the party will be in government, alluding to the party’s ascension to office in August 2020 – four months before the expiration of the fiscal year. Nandlall, however, did not speak to the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC)’s election petitions before the courts, which can affect the PPP/C’s tenure in office. The Coalition remains adamant in its view that those petitions will nullify the results of the March 2 General and Regional Elections, which can lead to fresh elections.

Nandlall said that with a national budget looming, Guyanese can expect those projects to be initiated before the end of the year.

“Please, look forward for this budget. It is a transformational budget. It is what will lay the foundation for that great journey to be embarked upon. This is the first year also, that we will be actually receiving monies from the oil and gas sector. This is the year that the [new] Demerara Harbour Bridge will be commissioned. This is the year that major highways across the West Coast of Demerara, across the East Coast of Demerara, across the East Bank of Demerara, will be commissioned. This is the year that foundational work will begin for the highway to Brazil. We have spoken too much about it, and this is the year that the action in that project will begin,” he said during his live Facebook programme, “Issues in the News” last evening.

The AG added that 2021 will see the commencement of works for the Deep-Water Harbour in the Berbice River, and the establishment of international hotels in Guyana including another Marriott, a Hilton, Sheraton and Best Western.

Nandlall said, too, that this will be the year that the government will “mould and breathe life” into the local manufacturing and agricultural sectors.

“In 2021, we will be laying the foundations of the transformational projects that will not only keep the PPP in government for a very long time but will transform this country. This is a very exciting year, and it is going to be a very difficult year for the government, but it promises greatness for Guyana and all its people,” Nandlall said last evening.


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