Main opposition bloc APNU explains its position on the Amaila Falls Hydro Project
The APNU is saying that they have not closed the door on the Amaila Falls Hydro project, despite taking a bashing from the Government for voting against legislation that would have advanced aspects of the project.
At the party’s weekly press briefing on Friday, opposition leader David Granger said if the project is badly managed, it could severely damage the national economy. The Government is pushing for the project, saying that it will provide cheaper electricity to all Guyanese, but the APNU leader said all efforts were made by the opposition to save the project. Shadow Finance Minister Carl Greenidge also expressed his views on the issue.
According to Greenidge, the Government and the opposition have been in discussion on a number of issues including the Hydro project. The shadow Finance Minister said at no point did the Government present the specific amendments to the Bill and Motion which appeared on Thursday in the National Assembly. He said he was aware that a set aside was required by the IDB draft.
Another issue that the APNU is not too comfortable with is the rising of the country’s external death ceiling to 150 billion dollars.