Gov’t does about-face on talks with US on democracy project

A government delegation will today again meet with United States Ambassador to Guyana Brendt Hardt to discuss the contentious USAID-funded Leader-ship and Democracy Project (LEAD), just days after the Donald Ramotar administration said it would not discuss the project while it was being implemented.

Calling the decision to proceed with the project “provocative,” the administration last week stated that there would be no further talks on the initiative unless it is suspended.

Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon had said the time had come for government to insist on its stance.

However yesterday Luncheon informed that government’s delegation will be meeting with Hardt at the Office of the President. Asked if his government was aware of elements of the project being implemented or halted and if this would form any grounds for the proposed talks today, Luncheon would only say “I would like to answer that …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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