PPP reiterates rejection of US democracy project
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) yesterday reiterated that it stood firmly with the government in its rejection of the US Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project and has expressed deep concern at the position taken by United States Ambassador Brent Hardt that it will proceed as planned.
Freedom House in a statement said that it is the “considered view of the PPP that the Project in its present form will not achieve its stated objective which is to build leadership capacity among stakeholders but apparently forms part of a much broader political agenda which could undermine the country’s fragile democracy.
“The PPP is hopeful that good sense will prevail on the part of the United States government and that the sovereign rights of the Government and people of Guyana to determine their own political future will be respected and not frowned upon as is currently the case.”
The party said it is at a loss to understand why a foreign power that lays claim to respect for democracy and self determination of sovereign states could so flagrantly disregard the opinion of another sovereign state and continue to persist with a Project that does not find favour with the Government of Guyana.