PSC questions the Wisdom of Solomon!
In a statement issued yesterday the Private Sector Commission appears to be miffed and questioned the wisdom of Sharma Soloman the chairman of Region Ten and others from the AFC and APNU in objecting to the presence of the PSC at talks with President Ramotar.
The Private Sector Commission said it is disappointed with the actions of the Chairman of Region 10 and his team for objecting to their presence as observers to the discussions with President Ramotar and his team on July 31, 2012 yesterday.
The PSC went on to refer to the AFC and APNU leaders as a few stating that “We should not confine our discourse on national issues to the political will of a few”. What the PSC did not say is that the APNU and the AFC combined, based on votes, represent the majority not only in the National Assembly but in the country. The ruling Party won the plurality and clinched the Government and Presidency.
But the PSC Chairman Ronald Webster explained that any reference to a “few” must be read in the context that simply encourages, what he called, a multi-sectoral approach and it does not focus on either the Government or the Opposition. Webster added, in reference to the current arrangement that it speaks to a political approach and to not one opened to the views of all stakeholders.
According to the PSC, their members were invited by the President so that issues touching and concerning the private sector as a relevant stakeholder could have formed a part of the discourse.
The PSC went on to state that meeting was called with the aim of bringing an urgent resolution to the Linden crisis, in a manner that encouraged open dialogue by ALL relevant stakeholders.
The PSC believes by the refusal of the Region Ten AFC and APNU’s team to embark on discussions in the presence of the Private Sector, the Regional Chairman and his team have denied what the PSC called “the citizenry this opportunity and by extension, have refused to take a holistic approach which addresses all of the issues at hand, for all of the people affected”.
The Private Sector Commission says however, it will not abandon its mission but press on for what it called “fair and timely resolutions to ALL the issues arising out of the crisis at Linden”.