Private sector, transparency group urge implementing of US democracy project

-call for expediting of anti-laundering law

The Private Sector Com-mission (PSC) and the anti-corruption group (TIGI) yesterday called for the implementation of the US democracy project which the government here has tried to stop and also appealed for political parties to expedite the anti-money laundering bill which faces a crucial deadline next week.

The PSC and Transpa-rency Institute Guyana Inc met on Wednesday and in a joint statement yesterday, the two said that in relation to  the US Democracy and Leadership Project:  “We are in full support of the Project. In this regard, we urge the Government to do everything possible to resolve with the United States Embassy any outstanding issues to ensure the smooth execution of the Project. We believe that legislators, political parties and the general citizenry are likely to derive enormous benefits from the Project.”

The government here had announced it was pulling out of the project and but it later softened up its position and said that it was prepared to have talks with the US on it once the project is halted. The US had said that despite government’s objection to the project, it would proceed on it with the other stakeholders. This stance has triggered charges from the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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