Speaker urges talks on rejected US democracy project

-says Parliament was consulted `extensively’

Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman hopes to bridge disagreements between government and the United States over the American-financed $300 million Leadership and Democra-cy Project (LEAD) from which Parliament was expected to benefit.

“The project is too valuable to Guyana for it  be scuttled or scrapped…I would like to speak to the US Ambassador and government to see if anything can be done to address the concerns… My view is that there are valid concerns by both parties but we can’t lose this project…,” Trotman told Stabroek News in an interview.

Government has stated that it would not entertain a request by the US government for talks on the  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

Join the Conversation

After you comment, click Post. If you're not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

The Comments section is intended to provide a forum for reasoned and reasonable debate on the newspaper's content and is an extension of the newspaper and what it has become well known for over its history: accuracy, balance and fairness. We reserve the right to edit/delete comments which contain attacks on other users, slander, coarse language and profanity, and gratuitous and incendiary references to race and ethnicity. We moderate ALL comments, so your comment will not be published until it has been reviewed by a moderator.