Resolution to Linden crisis in sight, Roopnaraine says
-AFC says prolonged negotiations unacceptable
With agreement reached on several key issues, a solution to the Linden unrest could be hammered out by this weekend despite the slow progress on the pivotal Commission of Inquiry to probe the events that led to the killing of three protestors.
“What I can happily report is that we are now closer to a resolution of this crisis than we have ever been. It is our own view at APNU that it should not go beyond this week,” Chairman of APNU, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine told reporters at a press conference yesterday. He did not go into details, saying that all parties have agreed that the ongoing discussions between government, the opposition and other stakeholders to resolve the crisis are kept confidential. Roopnaraine stressed that APNU is committed to an early resolution.
Lindeners have been protesting a proposed hike in electricity tariffs since July 18 and have virtually shut-off traffic to the gold-mining interior by maintaining roadblocks. The protest escalated after three protestors were …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.