USAID project rejected
GUYANA has pulled out of a US$13.1M (Thirteen point one million US dollars) bilateral agreement meant to advance development in democracy and governance. It was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon at his recent post-Cabinet media briefing said the project proposal presented to Guyana was flawed at least from Guyana’s point of view.
But APNU Member of Parliament Joseph Harmon says what is flawed is the way the Guyana Government approaches some issues. Harmon says the PPPC government is selective about what could be handed to them from outside like the Anti-Money Laundering Legislation but not the USAID project that deals with security and governance.
Cabinet rejected both the project and design from USAID. Luncheon claimed that the design allowed for the involvement of the USAID in the national life and politics of Guyana.