Jagdeo gives government ‘F’ for performance


Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo says he can identify 30 unfulfilled promises which the Government made prior to the 2015 General and Regional Elections as he called out the President on recently giving his administration an “A Grade” on its performance.

During last week’s recording of ‘The Public Interest’, President David Granger was asked to grade his government to which he said “A-I think that’s a good grade.” The fallbacks which the government has had in relation to attaining its goals were blamed on the previous administration.

Granger said “some of the administrative problems are really legacies of the previous administration. So I would say we’re doing quite well and the Guyanese public could look forward to having a much improved quality of governance by the time we come to the end of our first tour of duty. Once we come to our second tour of duty, I think you will see faster movement, once we’ve cleaned up the back log of cases that we inherited from the PPP administration.”

At a Press Conference today, Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo says the government needs to step out its fantasy world and address the problems affecting citizens

“They’re increasingly growing aloof and out of touch with reality. It has permeated the entire government all the way to the top, all the way to the presidency and unless they’re jolted out of this fantasy world in which they live, then they’re not going to seriously address any of the pressing problems that this nation faces” Jagdeo said.

He outlined several sectors in which the government has underperformed including Business, Security and Finance. The opposition leader outlined that the government failed to deliver on its promises of providing jobs, garnering foreign investment and bringing down the crime rate while it continues to increase the tax burden on citizens.

“I can list 30 promises that they made to young people and many other groups, the pensioners, civil society and other groups” Jagdeo said.

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