Dear Editor,It would seem as though the People’s National Congress (PNC)-led A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU) Government of Guyana is mismanaging Guyana’s fledgling economy.In 2015, the debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was 47.9 per cent (ref: Trade Economics). In 2017, the debt to GDP had risen to 53.4 per cent. This is an over five per cent rise in two years which is worrying.As well as the exchange rate was about GY$207:US$1 in 2015. Today it is about GY$209:US$1 which is worrying.Clearly, the PNC led APNU/AFC Government of President David Granger is overspending which is worrying as it will cause undue hardship to the poor and lower middleclass citizens.What happened to job creation? That has been put on hold as the Government has sacked over 7000 hardworking citizens (nearly 2000 Amerindians Community Support Officers and 5000 sugar workers…. interestingly these are perceived to be non-Government supporters so they were discarded).Is there any end to the undue hardship caused by the PNC led APNU/AFC Government?The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), when in Government, managed to grow Guyana’s economy (even with the “protest/riots” instigated by the PNC to oust the democratically elected PPP/C Government).Let us now turn to the alleged “corruption” by the PPP/C when in Government. After three years, the PNC-led APNU/AFC Government is still conducting “audits” (deemed, witch-hunting). Even before the APNU/AFC came into power, they had to have some evidence of corruption which Guyanese have not seen after over three years.Basically, the PNC-led APNU/AFC lied to themselves; then lied to their supporter; then lied to the Guyanese nation to get into power which is worrying.So, what does the future hold for Guyanese? As I see it, given the PNC-led APNU/AFC modus operandi, there will be a rehash of their lies as Local Government Elections and national elections draw closer. Don’t be too surprised if Opposition MPs are hauled in for “questioning” as elections looms. This will cause a degeneration in already strained relationship in between the Governing APNU/AFC and the Opposition PPP/C which is worrying.Should the APNU/AFC gets ousted from power through fair and free elections due in 2020, then I expect their supporters to go on the usual rampage which is worrying.Yours faithfully,Sean Ori
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