Jagdeo says lands inquiry can set back race relations

Opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo has labelled the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into African ancestral lands and other land matters as a political gimmick that is threatening to set back race relations for many years to come.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Jagdeo charged that the CoI “will not solve a single issue people face on the ground” and urged members of the public not to participate.

Jagdeo stressed that the “racially inflammatory” way in which issues are being presented at the CoI will ensure that Guyana will never have social cohesion since it is putting people of Amerindian and African descent at conflict with each other when there was none before…..