Lindeners urged to demand gov’t keep commitments

Linden residents have been urged to stand up to the government and demand that their rights are respected and that the commitments made to them and the region in the August 21, 2012 agreement with the Donald Ramotar administration are honoured.

This charge was delivered by speakers at a community meeting held last Saturday. The meeting was organised after the regional administration of Region 10 asked that a planned meeting between itself and government, scheduled for January 4, be postponed until the region heard from its residents. Government had called the region’s decision to postpone the meeting “ominous” and “sinister.”

Addressing some 2,000 residents at the meeting, Pastor Renis Morian, a Member of Parliament for main opposition APNU, said that all that Linden is asking for is economic development. ”We are asking to be on the land selection committee… we are asking for our own television station. At this juncture, there can be no retreat. We have to be prepared.

We can’t roll over and play dead,” he said, while noting that …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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