Asking for what they never practiced
Stabroek News
April 29, 2002

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Dear Editor,

The PNC is always calling on the government for good governance and asking the government to implement constitutional changes, the effective functioning of parliament and the setting up of sectoral committees so as to involve opposition parties in administering certain functions of government.

But under the PNC regime Parliament was a rubber stamp and opposition members were given a limited time to speak. Elections from 1968 to 1985 were rigged, so too was a referendum and a constitution crafted by the PNC was foisted on Guyanese imposing an executive president with unlimited power.

There were no local government elections for over a very long time while city councillors and local authority councillors were handpicked by the PNC . In the public service, people who had party cards were given government jobs. Those who were considered supporters of other political parties were denied jobs.

Under the PNC government there were no public accounts presented to parliament for the last ten years prior to the PPP/C coming to office. Contracts for public works were given to the party faithful.

The PNC are asking for good governance but they never practiced it.

Yours faithfully

Baldeo Persaud