PNC blames PPP for flooding in Georgetown

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Flooding in the capital city after heavy downpours of rain on Tuesday

Below is a press release from the PNCR regarding flooding in the capital city of Georgetown:

Responsibility for the flooding of Georgetown must be placed squarely at the feet of President Irfaan Ali and the PPP. The government’s incompetence, starving of the city of resources, seeking to control all development in Georgetown, and bypassing the elected council are responsible for the high level of flooding we are experiencing in the City. 

What makes the PPP’s policy terrible is that the floods cost the people a lot in damages. It is worse when it is noted that people who are finding it difficult with the high cost of living have to spend their scarce resources to repair damages and replace damaged equipment, inter alia. Many businesses are suffering because of the PPP’s ill-informed policies and programmes. 

It must be recalled that the Coalition government implemented a plan to ensure Guyana, including Georgetown is well-drained and cleaned thus significantly reducing flooding in the City. Flooding is back thanks to PPP incompetence, negligence, and its desire to punish a Council elected by the people. 

The PPP in its quest to dominate and control the City Council is pursuing a policy of starving the Council of resources and allowing garbage to build up and drains to clog. 

It is unbelievable that the PPP will use such spiteful and vindictive approaches to be able to gain control of Georgetown. It is not the first time the PPP is using this anti-people approach to achieve narrow political objectives. This approach was used and failed before and must be condemned and rejected by all right-thinking Guyanese. 

It must be noted the PPP involves itself in so-called clean-up exercises that put money in the hands of their cronies while not resulting in a clean and well-drained city.  

The PPP has a track record of creating problems and then awarding contracts under the guise of emergency work by way of sole sourcing to their elite, friends, families, and favourites. Their philosophy is to make their cronies rich at the expense of our people, especially the poor and vulnerable. 

The focus must be on improving the quality of life of the people in Georgetown and not on promoting PPP corruption and public relations stunts under the guise of clean-up campaigns. 

All Guyanese must join in condemning the Ali regime for utilizing such an outdated and barbaric approach to the Capital City and must reject the PPP at the polls. 

In a democratic society, the State is obligated to allocate resources to the elected City Council so that they can serve the people of Georgetown. Unfortunately, the PPP talks about democracy but acts in a dictatorial way. 

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