UN commends gov’t decision to set up Linden inquiry
The United Nations System in Guyana today issued a statement expressing condolences to the families of the three men who died in the Linden protests last week and commending the government’s decision to set up a Commission of Enquiry into the matter.
The statement follows:
“The United Nations System (UNS) in Guyana deeply regrets the loss of life during last week’s events in Linden, which took place in the context of ongoing protests against higher electricity tariffs. The UNS conveys its condolences to the families of the three people who died on 18 July 2012 and extends its wishes for a speedy recovery to all those who were injured.
“The UNS commends the decision of the Government of Guyana to set up a Commission of Inquiry into the protests and deaths. The UNS further welcomes the prompt action of the Government of Guyana in convening talks with the Opposition regarding the matter. The UNS urges all concerned to move forward expeditiously in the spirit of reasoned dialogue to ensure that the situation does not escalate, a return to normalcy at the earliest, and that an agreeable and sustainable solution is reached on the issues underlying the current situation.
“The UNS pledges its continued commitment and availability to work in partnership with the Government and the people of Guyana.”