The Fear Complex, the Ramotar Administration and the USAID LEAD project

EDDIE HOOPER –  PASSING MEMORIES

The Fear Complex, the Ramotar Administration and the USAID LEAD project

Wednesday, 01 January 2014 –  By Sara Bharrat

The issue is and remains the Ramotar Administration’s refusal of the GY$300 million USAID Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project.

Shortly after 6:30pm on July 24, 2013 US Ambassador Brent Hardt addressed an audience at Cara Lodge, Quamina Street, Georgetown. Members of the government, the opposition, civil society and others associated with the USAID Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) project were present.

These were Hardt’s first words to those gathered: “Good evening. Thank you for joining us this evening to welcome the Chief of Party for USAID’s Leadership and Democracy, or LEAD, project:  Mr. Glenn Bradbury.”

Hardt continued to explain that the GY$300 million LEAD project “will build on USAID’s established track record of constructive and impartial engagement in Guyana to enhance democracy and governance.  The program will engage with all actors across the political spectrum in a way that supports the interests of the Guyanese people in effective and responsive democratic institutions.”  

  Finally Hardt said: “Over the past months, we have been meeting with stakeholders from across the political spectrum to help shape the contours of the program, identify priorities, and chart a path toward successful implementation.  I would like to thank all who have met with us — from the government and opposition, as well as civil society –many of you who are here today.”

Within the last few weeks, the Ramotar Administration has disapproved the LEAD project on the ground that Guyana was never consulted and was therefore given a “fait accompli” by the US Ambassador.  [Read more]

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One response to this post.

  1. Posted by francis jackson on January 3, 2014 at 10:30 am

    it is just a matter of time the PPP will find itself on the defensive, remember big brother is watching. Who is in charge here USA OR PPP?

    Reply

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