The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is condemning “the brutal displacement of vendors and the wanton destruction of their stalls in Georgetown.”
The Opposition party in a press statement today said the excuse given by the ‘rulers’ about cleaning up the city for the jubilee celebrations as the justification to remove the vendors is “unpardonable” and calls on all fair-minded Guyanese to reject it.
The party alluded to the fact that vendors were not consulted by the Mayor and City Council prior.
The PPP further stated that “the APNU+AFC controlled City Council, by virtue of its callous action to remove vendors, has unnecessarily provoked a potentially politically explosive situation in the City.”
It was pointed out that the issue of vending around Stabroek Market was the subject of a court ruling, which stated that a compromise was struck that allowed the vendors to ply their trade from 06:00AM to 06:00PM on a daily basis and that their stalls would be removed at the end of the day. The City Council’s actions are therefore in contempt of court.
PPP is calling for the vendors to be allowed to ply their trade in an honest and law abiding manner, as they have been doing.