Gov’t, Region 10 still trading blame over stalled Linden agreements

Nearly two years after a deal was brokered to end the bloody blockade of Linden, Region 10 and the government are continuing to trade blame for the lack of progress on key agreements, including resolving the contentions around a proposed hike in electricity tariffs that sparked the unrest in the town.

The status quo in relation to the payment of electricity tariffs is being seen as the major achievement from the protests, in which three Lindeners died on July 18, 2012.

In January of this year, 16 months after the August 2012 agreement, Regional Democratic Council Chair-man Sharma Solomon  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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