GHRA calls for new political morality
-after Agricola unrest
In its first statement on the recent Agricola unrest, The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) yesterday said that Guyana needs a change of political morality and a politics of mutual confidence rather than politics driven by mistrust.
Saying that the decision of residents to block the East Bank corridor at the height of commuter traffic on October 11 was an excessive response to their grievance over the favoured treatment of one of the police suspects in the killing of 17-year old youth Shaquille Grant, the GHRA criticized the political parties for adversarial conduct and politicians who are accountable to no one but themselves.
“Guyanese are sick and tired of being carried to the brink of communal violence by politically-induced thuggery, the nicely-balanced slates of candidates disguising the racial culture of parties, sick and tired of the racist attitudes and conversations tolerated by leaders unwilling to put their ethnic support at risk. In our crudest of democratic arrangement, everyday politics is conducted in uncivil, adversarial language, with no regard for its impact on …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.