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|At Anna Regina Market…|
|Tuesday, 15 May 2012 21:32|
APNU speakers get little attention, much criticism
THE Anna Regina Market on the Essequibo Coast was busy, as usual, last Friday, but shoppers and vendors engaged in brisk business paid little attention to A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) speakers. The politicians were disappointed because the crowd they expected did not gather to hear them explain why the national budget was cut.
One shopper in the market said it seems as though the opposition APNU and Alliance For Change (AFC) are glad to have drugs traded in the country, because they reduced the allocation for the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU).
The man who looked very puzzled said some people in the opposition appear to be blind without vision and asked:”How can the country fight the drugs trade without CANU?”
A woman who was buying tomatoes said the opposition APNU should be ashamed to come to Anna Regina and tell people why the national budget was reduced.
“Does APNU have any love and interest for people?” she wondered, recalling that the People’s National Congress (PNC), which is part of APNU, banned flour, split peas, potato, sardine, ice apples, grapes, onion and garlic and, today, is cutting the PPP/C budget and saying they have a right to do so.
“Well, as for me, I am a housewife and I want to ask the APNU Granger and Greenidge and the rest of the opposition to explain to Guyanese why we had to eat rice flour for so many years and why the PNC banned all the basic food items? I want them to explain that. Don’t come and tell us why you cut the national budget. Give back the PPP/C Government the money to continue development. We want hydropower; we want our laptop computers and we want the country to move on,” said some others.
Another said today, on the market under the caring PPP/C Government, every thing is available.
“You can buy all the foodstuff you need. It is freely available. Life is far better under this government. Under the PNC, there was no bread, no cakes, no money. At least the PPP, while in opposition, never cut any national budget because there was never enough money for development…the PPP always fight for more because the party is a party with vision, always have people at heart.
“APNU is dead, bury it,” declared an old man.
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