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APNU, AFC for high level anniversary talks

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman.

Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman.

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and Alliance For Change (AFC) are due for high level talks in early May to discuss developments and progress made under the coalition administration, says AFC Executive Member Raphael Trotman.

The meeting will come at a time when the Government would observe one year of being in office and will review it’s performance.

Trotman serving as Natural Resources Minister made the disclosure when questioned by the media about concerns his Party would have raised about the functions of State Minister Joseph Harmon.

Harmon has been the center of attention over the past weeks reeling from allegations of corruption and the AFC calling for him to be stripped of some of his responsibilities.

When asked whether the matter was discussed at Cabinet and whether a decision was taken, Trotman disclosed that the issue it not being seen as one for Government but rather one for the two political factions to work out.

President David Granger and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan. In the background is Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.

President David Granger and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan. In the background is Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.

“The issue of AFC views and the APNU views cannot be settled at a Cabinet. Cabinet is a government institution, the AFC and APNU will have to meet at some high level summit and work through those matters,” said the Natural Resources Minister.

He further stated that as the coalition approaches one year in office, such a meeting would be vital for them moving forward.

“So I there say at some time as we approach one year in Office there will be such a meeting…we can look at the triumph, the valleys, the highs and the lows of the coalition office,” said Trotman.

That meeting is expected to be held sometime early in May.

“We know for sure that elections were the 11 (May 2015)  and the President was sworn in on the 16 (May 2015) so we know therefore that it will become time in the coming weeks,” he said.

  • Emile_Mervin

    Apart from the clean up campaign, which has a dubious link to a controversial busninessman, the coalition gets a C- from me. I really cannot say what is starkly different between the PPP and the coalition. I am not kidding. Granger is just as aloof as Ramotar. Crimes are still running wild. Corruption is still present. The lack of transparency and accountability are strangers to governance. Cabinet still trumps Parliament.

  • george wiltshire

    Granger would have scored an A if he had held his peace until Harmon had cleared himself. Harmon did not inform the president. He should have sent the Gra matter to the Minister of finance. I am not wise enough to nudge on the use of the jet. I would have used the jet. The outcry has opened my eyes.

    • Emile_Mervin

      I think it has something to do with a Code of Ethics that bars elected and public officials from accepting gifts (and in some cases, not reporting them).

  • KassemB

    ‘APNU, AFC for high level anniversary talks’
    Would this be in a high level Baishanlin private airplane?

  • george wiltshire

    I am watching TV and my wife saysnthat Granger looks as if he is in pain. So I remember the saying things na regular. Nuff buff puta. Puta