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The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) yesterday blasted Government’s decision to close the Wales sugar estate, saying that it smacks of being cold-hearted and without any consideration for the livelihoods of the workers,Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo speaking to sugar workers and others at Wales yesterday.their families and the thousands of dependents.“The PPP views this is an assault by the David Granger-led administration on the hard-working and dedicated workers of the estate who will be plunged into economic hardship as they will be forced onto the breadline. It demonstrates a continued wanton disregard and gross disrespect for sugar workers who, only recently, were denied any bonus which the government paid out to other categories of workers,” a statement from the party said.On Monday, the administration announced that Wales estate will be closed this year with operations to be handled by Uitvlugt, a factory located a few miles away on the West Coast of Demerara.Government insisted that Wales is the poorest performing estate in country, expecting to rack up losses of $1.9B this year.Government said on Monday that there will be no land preparation or planting this year for the Wales estate and that a number of staffers not taken up by Uitvlugt will be made redundant.Yesterday,Wholesale NFL Jerseys, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo trekked to Wales where during a meeting with sugar workers and others reportedly told them that the closure is meant to hurt supporters of the PPP.According to the PPP statement yesterday, there is a creeping dictatorship assaulting the country’s fledgling democracy.“…this ill-advised and unilateral decision to close the estate was taken with total disregard to its adverse impact on now struggling economy which,Cheap Jerseys Free Shipping, despite its stagnation,Cheap Jerseys China, the Government continues to spend lavishly on non-income earning activities.”The opposition party said that the announcement of the closure of the estate, while not surprising, further demonstrates the attempt of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) coalition government to fool the Guyanese people.“It was only after their sinister plans were revealed that they denied during the 2015 elections campaign that they will not close any sugar estate.”It would be recalled that under the PPP, Diamond and LBI estates had been closed for efficiency reasons with operations in the East Demerara centralized to Enmore. Diamond has largely been sold out to DDL and converted to housing and other industrial uses.PPP said it had warned before elections of APNU+AFC’s intention to deprive sugar workers of their jobs.“As pressure mounted and in their quest to garner votes within the sugar belt, both APNU and the AFC barefacedly told sugar workers that they will not close any estate or the industry. They even denied privatization, which is now being touted by the Commission of Inquiry (COI) they had set up.”This “back-pedaling” has again revealed the Government’s characteristic of fooling the nation to advance their own partisan agenda, the PPP said.“This characteristic is ingrained in the People’s National Congress (PNC) which has returned under the guise of APNU+AFC. Our party is convinced that the closure of the Wales Estate is just the beginning of the Granger Administration’s efforts to shut down the entire sugar industry. More so, we believe that this is part of a scheme to impose hardships on persons who are perceived to be supporters of the PPP as in the case of the current witch-hunt taking place.  We believe that the closure of more estates will follow.”The PPP said that it stands in solidarity with all workers, including the sugar workers who will be left jobless by government’s callous action.“Further, we urge all Guyanese,China NFL Jerseys Cheap, including civil society, to take note of the Government’s actions of abandoning its campaign promises. Closing the Wales Estate cannot in any way provide a good life, as the government boasts it is doing for the sugar workers, their families and those who depend on the industry.”The opposition party which lost the first elections last May after a two-decade grip on power,NFL Jerseys Cheap, argued that the recently concluded Commission of Inquiry did not recommend closure of estates. “The Government is therefore disregarding their own Commission’s findings. Even more significantly,Jerseys From China, we do not view the Government’s non-support of the rice industry which is in crisis and at the same time the closure of sugar estates as mere coincidences. There are veiled and deeply troubling political and other considerations which underpin this approach. We will elaborate on these considerations later on. Our party was founded on representing the rights and livelihoods of workers. We will resist this action by the government to prevent the sugar workers being trampled upon.”Sugar has been taking a beating for the last decade, falling to its worst performance in 20 years.With world prices low and sugar being produced at double the world prices, previous governments have been attempting to find solutions to reverse the losses which have seen cash bailouts by the state each year amounting to billions of dollars.The US$200M new Skeldon factory, commissioned by Jagdeo, had been a drag on the industry. It only started to turn the corner last year.
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