USAID calls on Granger to put Guyana first to ensure swift transition of power
Acting Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) John Barsa on Monday joined the long list of persons calling on incumbent President David Granger to concede defeat to end the four-month-long electoral process.
Barsa tweeted on Monday that: “Democracy requires that statesmen respect the will of the people.”
“We call on Mr Granger to put #Guyana first & assure a swift, peaceful transition of power to the democratically elected winners of the March 2 election based on the full recount tabulation.”
USAID funds several programs in Guyana focusing on health, economic growth, and democracy and governance. Under health, it provides funding to HIV/AIDs programs.
In other areas, the agency also supports institutions and systems in the areas of rule of law, good governance, political competition and consensus-building, civil society, the private sector and security sector.
Other US officials including Acting Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have called for the winner of the elections to be declared using the results from the national vote recount.