Further talks with US on hold until democracy project shelved -Luncheon

Labelling the US’ decision to proceed with the USAID-funded Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project “provocative,” government yesterday said there would be no further talks on the initiative unless it is suspended.

Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon said the time has come for government to insist on its stance. “The basis for our re-engagement was that we were not re-engaging under duress,” Luncheon told a press conference yesterday at the Office of the President.

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