The PNCR said on Friday that it has become the habit of President Bharrat Jagdeo to leave these shores without informing the Guyanese people in a timely manner that he is proceeding on government business.
The main opposition party pointed out, however, that it is simple courtesy for the Head of State to inform the nation in a timely fashion when he is proceeding abroad on the nation’s business, but unfortunately this isn’t being done.
“A case in point,” the party stated in a press release, “is the recent announcement that he has gone on a visit to Libya, Qatar and Greece. Not only was the announcement late, but the government’s mouthpiece, GINA, could not tell the nation what it is that President Jagdeo expects from his visits to these countries.”
The PNCR asked whether the country had become financially strapped and he was seeking loans from these nations, adding that the Guyanese people have been left to guess about the reasons for the visits.
The party acknowledged that it is President Jagdeo’s right to choose whatever delegation he considers necessary for an overseas visit. But the party also posited that it must have occurred to Jagdeo to take a communications operative or a senior protocol official on a visit to Libya, Qatar and Greece where protocol considerations are of prime importance.
The President’s visit to Qatar could not go ahead reportedly as the Emir was unable to meet him.