Government supporters protest opposition’s voting down of Amaila Falls Hydro Project
While Parliament was in full swing inside of the National Assembly, outside Government supporters were protesting the opposition’s voting down of a Bill and a Motion which would have helped paved the way for the Amaila Falls Hydro Project. While the Government were having their say, opposition supporters of the APNU joined the picket line in a face off with the PPP supporters. They believe that Parliament should debate the implementation of the largest project in the history of this country.
The opposition parties are calling for more transparency, but the Government is defiant, saying that the project is good for Guyana and will ease those expensive electricity rates. PYO executive Romel Roopnarine tried to justify the Government’s position on the project. He refused to accept that the Government needs to be more forthcoming, since large sums of taxpayers’ dollars, will have to be repaid by the IDB.
Roopnarine said this project will benefit all Guyanese so his party shuttled in supporters from all across the country to protest with the hope of forcing the opposition to rethink its position. Both the APNU and AFC said they are not in a hurry to pass the legislation to deal with the Hydro Project.