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PPP shuns GuyExpo for “political work”

PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee

PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee

Despite members of the political opposition – People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) being invited to GuyExpo 2016, its members were a no-show at the opening last Thursday.

There are also no reports to indicate Party officials attended the trade fair in their official capacities at the weekend.

When questioned on Monday, PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee brushed off suggestions of a boycott indicating that Party members had prior engagements.

He said that the Party has to “work hard to get back into government” and work is being done in that regard.

“People are all over the country doing all sort of political work,” Rohee said referring to the engagements of the politicians at the weekend.

“After parliament they were other activities that members were committed to,” said the General Secretary.

He was asked whether the trade fair which attracts thousands of visitors each year would not serve as good grounds to engage constituents and responded in the affirmative.

Rohee added “of course it would be but as you know people have their own priorities.

On Saturday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo blasted President David Granger for making ‘anti-invest’ statements at GuyExpo.

“Based upon reports in the press, it appears that yesterday President Granger chose Guyana Exposition (GUYEXPO), a forum conceived and designed to attract investment to deliver a most counterproductive and anti- investment speech to those gathered at opening ceremony, including a number of local and foreign investors,” the statement from Jagdeo noted.

  • KassemB

    ‘Despite members of the political opposition – People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) being invited to GuyExpo 2016, its members were a no-show at the opening last Thursday.’
    Not surprising
    The ruling class and their extremists seems ignorant as to bad the situation is in Guyana on the cohesion front.
    To expect the PPP or any responsible leadership to ignore the political and ethnic cleansing that is going on since the Alliance Government took power is living in a false paradise

  • Col123

    The secretary failed to mention that the PPP boys are getting prepped for their future in prison…the country economic growth will soon be number one in the world…the economy is in good hands…crime is down…the majority rules in any Republic …so who cares about those in the minority?…

  • Ricardo.Diaz70@hotmail.com

    Alleged murderer of Linden businesswoman caught Former Guyana-born US professor killed, items stolen .the country economic growth will soon be number one in the world…the economy is in good hands…crime is down…the majority rules in any Republic …so who cares about those in the minority?. CRIME IS DOWN?TELL THAT TO PERRY MARS FAMILY..# 1 IN WITH WORLD?

  • The Shootist

    it’s not about support for the govt, it’s about showing a bit of patriotism and respect for the hardworking entrepreneurs in GT.
    will the pppc ever grow-up and show some class or must everything they do turn into some childish game and confirm that they are not products of good breeding?
    your party is the reason why the country is 30 years behind the rest of the world including our CARICOM friends.

    • Col123

      My osu caste friend, your Guyanese math at work?…you can’t add to fifty years?…please feel free to post your classless racist bigoted comments as you do in SN…and I enjoy your quotes from the famous slave owner,with whom you may have some genetic connection…Since you are at it…why not list any area of PNC support to the working class and entrepreneurs in Guyana…and if you have any, give us a clue who is benefiting!…

  • Col123

    When I get past the propaganda, I will let you know…

  • Col123

    Is that the best you have? So you pivot from my question…You have the audacity to misquote Euripedes…you do not have any intelligent ideas…so therefore,you’re just frivolous…You lack the intelligence to quote a simple verse from Medea, and instead adulterate it to show your ignorance…I am still waiting for any evidence of how the PNC support the working class and entrepreneurs!

    • The Shootist

      let the backyard cussout begin. classless like the uncouth you defend.

      • Col123

        Yea…your osu caste demeanor is embedded in your genes…it is so clear…