Linden TV row intensifies between the Government and the Regional Chairman – 14th Jan 2013
As the Government continues to play hard-ball with the implementation of the agreement with the people of Linden, the community is putting the Government on notice that they must honour the agreement.
On Saturday the leaders held a public meeting in the mining town to inform the community of their position.
Vanessa Kissoon, Member of Parliament, said, that the community is still committed to the struggle for equal rights and justice for all.
The Government on August 21 2012 signed four agreements with the people of Linden. These include the return of the television Station, the setting up of a regional land selection committee, the establishment of a technical committee to look into the electricity issue and establishment of an economic committee.
Leslie Gonsalves, Councillor and General Secretary of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union said, the region is still waiting to get the jobs promised by President Ramotar during the campaign trail. He pointed to the dismissal of 62 workers from Rusal without any recourse.
Veteran Trade Unionist, Lincoln Lewis, said, that if GUYSUCO is too big to fail, then the people of Linden and region ten are too important to be destroyed. Attorney –at – Law and accountant, Christopher Ram, said that some of the blame for the plight of the community must be laid at the feet of the parliament.
Since the decline in Bauxite the unemployment rate in the community has sky-rocketed.