In a matter of minutes after we published this post, several persons have emailed us to defend the Bharrat Jagdeo. We are not surprised at all, because most of the comments and emails appear to have come from right within GINA.
Months after, the US economy showed signs of slowing, and weeks after the global economic situation went further south, Bharrat Jagdeo was no where to be seen, heard or even concerened about the impact on Guyana.
That is out of touch. We can't always blame Jagdeo for everything that Government screws up, but this time, the situation required attention at the highest level.
It was only after this article appeared in the Kaieteur News that everyday Guyanese were able to frame the economic situation. Even this article was an eye opener.
Out of touch with Guyanese and far removed from the realities that confront this nation. Hence, his weak position on Venezuela. Out of touch with the economic realties maybe because he does not have to rely on the small piece sent from the US. Most families survive on remittances because our economy is in the trenches and cannot generate the amount of welcome to lift the poor out of poverty.
It took too long for our President to address this ongoing global crisis, and when he did, he came to tell us that our banks are insualted. Out of touch again. Guyana's banks, like most in the world, invest and they do so in overseas companies, many of them in the US. No chick or child and too elite to understand the ordinary suffering of the Guyanese people.
We beg anyone to prove us wrong that none of our banks had invested in US financial firms.
In the face of the lies and cover-ups by Jagdeo, the Private sector owes it to this nation to come out and explain properly the effects of this global financial meltdown. We beg, we plead with the private sector to arrange an economic forum to discuss the financial fallout for Guyana.