A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Presidential Candidate, Brigadier (ret) David Granger has indicated that he will ensure that all of Guyana travels the information highway, making internet access an entitlement and not a privilege for a few.
This was disclosed in an APNU press release which said that the presidential candidate, Region Four Regional Chairman Clement Corlette and Campaign Director Joseph Harmon met residents of Mocha-Arcadia last Friday.
Granger said that unlike the PPP/C’s visionless manner of wildly sharing out laptops and attempting to buy votes, he has a plan to ensure that all of Guyana travels the information highway.
“The whole of Georgetown will be a hotspot – you all are entitled to travel the information highway.”
He said further that his administration’s mission will be to make Guyana an ‘education nation’ and the first step will be to improve the conditions of service for university lecturers and teachers.
“I will make the teaching profession the best in the public service; teachers will be at the top of the line.”
The release said that Granger “reminded the residents of how the PPP/C administration has damaged the entire country,” and he referred to the primary school building in which Friday’s meeting was held.
Granger noted that no development was evident as it lacked proper laboratories, libraries, functioning lavatories and sporting facilities and its limited furniture was ancient and uncomfortable.
He also referred to the recent showdown at the Golden Grove Secondary School where parents were forced to close the school on the first day of the new term as a result of its hazardous condition.
“These are perfect examples of what contributes to the more than 7000 children who drop out of primary and secondary schools and the education system every year in Guyana,” he added.
He charged “President Jagdeo and the PPP/C regime have done nothing for you to appreciate. The administration is not being run in the interest of the population; people are fed up and want to see the backs of the PPP/C. APNU is an association of National Unity, not one of division.”
He contended that neither the PPP/C nor the AFC candidates can speak candidly of crime, jobs or security because they cannot solve those problems.
Granger also noted the continuing rise in crime “as the government continues to ignore the cries of the nation’s people.”
He added that the PPP/C government had even refused to have an enquiry after their Minister Satyadeow Sawh was assassinated.
Granger concluded that under an APNU government of national unity all will have a voice since APNU is about partnership.
“We do not believe in winner takes all because that system has divided our country. We will set up a government of national unity.”