‘Your race agenda will not work’- Kashif & Shanghai Organisation puts Norton on blast
STATEMENT BY THE KASHIF AND SHANGHAI ORGANISATION
We, the Kashif and Shanghai Organisation whose principles originate out of Linden, have taken umbrage over continuous statements being made by the Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Aubrey Norton regarding our contributions to the town of Linden.
Mr. Norton, who also hails from Linden, continues to drive an agenda in dividing the nation and has been pinpointing productive organisations such as the Kashif and Shanghai Organisation by using race as his weapon.
We foremost wish to make it very clear, Mr. Norton, you have elevated to the top of the ladder as the worst leader the People’s National Congress has ever elected and we do not wish to congratulate you for this accolade, but we wish to encourage you to move away from your regressive mentality.
The Kashif & Shanghai Organisation is the recipient of a Medal of Service, the fifth highest award of the Order of Service of Guyana. Awards as such do not come easily. It requires an organisation’s dedicated public service and service to community to qualify for such.
We have proven to be a reputable organisation who upholds the principles of honesty, transparency, respect and good citizenship, the complete opposite of you and the political party you now lead.
In the political world, you are now considered to be “Political Dunce” by your own peers. This inefficiency has been highlighted on different occasions by some prominent PNC stalwarts such as Roysdale Forde, Simona Broomes, James Bond and Annette Ferguson, just to name a few.
Mr. Norton, we the Kashif & Shanghai Organisation is pleased and happy that you can focus your energies and time in criticising and attacking us. That clearly shows your political vision.
We hope you continue to do this so that our astute visionary leaders President Dr. Irfaan Ali and VP Dr. Bharat Jagdeo can concentrate and focus on building and uniting the nation.
Through this current Irfaan Ali-led Government, we see our construction sectors booming. We see highways and bridges being built and the development of housing schemes fast apace – a sector on steroids- is what we can jokingly refer to it.
We see major increases for the “Because We Care” cash grants for SCHOOL CHILDREN of ALL RACES. We also witness major developments in the agriculture, health care access and facilities and social services.
And for the sports sector?
Sports has never ever enjoyed such support from the Government.
YOUR PARTY’S BIGGEST ASSIGNMENT AND SERVICE TO LINDEN WAS TO COMPLETE THE LINDEN SYNTHETIC TRACK- BUT IT TOOK THE PPP/C TO RETURN TO OFFICE AFTER KEEPING THEM OUT FOR 5 WHOLE MONTHS TO NOW COMPLETE WHAT YOU COULDN’T!
NOW THIS IS SERVICE TO GUYANA. THIS IS SERVICE TO LINDEN. THIS IS SERVICE TO CITIZENS- FOR ME, MY COLLEAGUES, MY FAMILY AND YOU- but you are refusing to accept this truth.
A few years ago, I, Kashif made my support of the PPP/C very public. A massive public protest called by many including the PNC was held and as a result this contributed to the poor attendance of matches for my annual year end football tournament and the ultimate decline of football development in Guyana.
We have made so much good strides in the past. Our Organisation initiated Trinidadian Jamaal Shabbaz in becoming National Coach of the Golden Jaguars and with his input Guyana’s ranking in world football (FIFA) rose from 186 to 86, now it is back to close to what is was in the past.
We brought Louis Farrakhan to Guyana which impacted the black community. We brought the greatest footballer that ever walked the earth, King Pele. These two black icons are testimony of our commitment to help the underprivileged and ghetto youths.
We were responsible for fifty-six (56) footballers being given the opportunity to travel overseas to ply their trade and skills. We were the first and only Organisation to date to ever fill the National Stadium with spectators overflowing the stands that caused persons to actually stand on the perimeter of the field.
In that time, we had over 150 players earning salaries, some as much as $300,000 per month and the least were getting $70,000 per month. This was killed by you and your PNC.
We brought a number of great artistes that helped build our entertainment industry, including the likes of Beres Hammond.
The PPP is a multinational party which has the people of Guyana at heart, His Excellency President Dr. Irfaan Ali and the Honorable VP, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo are two (2) brothers who wants better for all Guyanese regardless of race, colour, religion or creed.
To be noted is that when APNU was in power they did nothing of significance for the Linden Community and I repeat NOTHING!!!!!
The sporting facilities were in disarray and I would like to quote part of an article that was published by Jaffar Gibbons to you Mr. Norton: “Lindeners want access to sporting facilities. We boast the most athletes locally and internationally of this country and weather a Government care or not for us, we want to see those facilities. It makes more sense that a government that claims to care for us spearhead these projects, but that hasn’t happened. According to your initial message this is a government that doesn’t care for us that is doing what we want them to do. It stands to reason then Mr. Norton that we perhaps fare better if we have an uncaring Government.”
THIS IS PROFOUND STUFF RIGHT HERE.
In closing: The evidence is clear, the opposition party is in disarray all because of you Aubrey Norton and the Government has never been so confident.
The race agenda that you (have) forever been pursuing will not work because all Guyanese have recognised that you are bent on dividing the nation. IT WILL NOT WORK!!!!
That old time type of politics will be a thing of the past VERY SOON. Our beautiful Guyana is on the brink of being one of the greatest destinations on the planet, but to do this we all have to live in peace, love and unity, one for all and all for one. One Guyana.
Kashif Muhammad, Aubrey ‘Shanghai’ Major and Colin ‘BL’ Aaron