The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is strongly condemning the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GUYSUCO) move to shut down the LBI Sugar Estate in a similar fashion as was decided in the case of Wales Estate.
The Opposition in a press statement today said “it is interesting to note that GUYSUCO announcement comes in the midst of a host of controversies concerning the Granger administration’s corrupt practices in every area of public life.”
The party believes that the “sneaky” approach used to announce the closure of LBI Estate “reeks of an attempt to shift the public’s attention away from the swirling corruption scandals that are currently impacting heavily the APNU+AFC administration.”
PPP said this move is “unacceptable.”
The party shared the view that collateral damage will result unquestionably; with sugar workers in particular and workers in general from other related industrial and service providers being seriously affected in the same way as the workers at Wales Estate.
The PPP said it will continue to lend firm and unshakeable support and solidarity to sugar workers and their Trade Unions in their struggle to save the sugar industry and to beat back the anti-working-class policies of the Granger administration.