• 06 Oct, 2022

What’s PPP doing to provide Indo-Guyanese equal employment in the Public Service?

What’s PPP doing to provide Indo-Guyanese equal employment in the Public Service?

What’s PPP doing to provide Indo-Guyanese equal employment in the Public Service?

Last Sunday (21/8/22) the “The Cuffy 250 Committee” of Guyana held a forum entitled the “9th annual forum on the state of African Guyanese.’’ Distinguished speakers were invited to discuss “Resisting the Emerging Apartheid State.” 

But for whom is the PPP/C Government really an apartheid state? Certainly not African Guyanese. They dominate by as much as 90 percent in some State institutions and agencies when Indo-Trinidadians are the majority ethnic group in this southern Caribbean country. The new PPP Government has done little or nothing to bring about ethnic balance and diversity.

Vice-President Bharath Jagdeo is proud of discrimination against Indians in the Government. At a press conference in Guyana (21/5/21), he boasted that the police, army, navy, the Judiciary, the Public Service with all of its Ministries, and the administration of education right up to the University of Guyana (UG), have been controlled and numerically dominated by Afro-Guyanese. 

Jagdeo added that the PPP has never attempted to change (“interfered”) this institutional ethnic bias during its 25 years in power. He himself served as the President of Guyana for 12 years, from 1999 to 2011. It seems that young Indians must continue to eke out a living in the backdam planting rice and catching fish instead of working in the Government service.