Wednesday, November 9, 2011

PPP Public meeting in Nagamootoo's home village attracts thousands

The ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) took its campaign to Whim, Corentyne Berbice this afternoon, holding a public meeting that attracted a crowd large enough to constitute a campaign rally.
President Bharrat Jagdeo arrived some distance away from the village to waves and cheers before proceeding on foot to the meeting site North of the village in the company of an entourage of supporters.
Presidential Candidate Donald Ramotar later joined the Head of State, Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee, Chairman of Region Six Zulfikar Mustapha, Anil Beharry and Pastor Philip Rose as they addressed the residents.
The meeting was held a short distance away from the house of former PPP/C Member Moses Nagamootoo and was filled with jeers for the now Alliance For Change (AFC) campaigner who held a meeting in the area three weeks ago.
Chants of “Nagamootoo is a liar” filled the air when President Jagdeo alluded to recent remarks he made that the ruling party “screwed” sugar workers, a claim which the Head of State debunked.
“Sugar was in trouble, sugar prices got cut by 36 percent in the European Union, we lost $9B, every Caribbean country decided to get out of sugar (but) we said in Guyana sugar is important so we are going to pump $4B into sugar,” President Jagdeo said.
Fingers were pointed at the AFC Presidential Candidate Khemraj Ramjattan for opposing the move to inject money into the sugar industry but at the same time appeared on television stations in Berbice claiming that the government is treating the sugar industry with indifference.

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