“Allow democracy to reign” – Dharmic Sabha tells President

first_imgThe Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha (GHDS) has added to the numerous other local and international organisations which have stressed the importance of democracy in Guyana at a time when there is economic and political unease.On Wednesday, the GHDS directed a public statement at President David Granger, calling upon him to allow democracy to prevail by honouring his constitutional obligations, without further delay.“As part of the broader civil society, we urge the President to adhere to the ruling of the CCJ and our Constitution and allow democracy to reign in our beautiful land of Guyana,” GHDS added.It added that Guyanese are reliant on stability and the current uncertainty has caused extensive unease. According to the religious body, the daily lives of citizens are dependent on political and economic stability. The uncertainty into which Guyana country has plunged, it added, is creating widespread distress and unease.“Indeed, this unrelenting posture has cast our country in a difficult position internationally and threatens our standing as a democratic country,” the organisation explained.Meanwhile, the GHDS pointed to the President’s disregard to calls by the international community, which requested him to take immediate actions in announcing an elections date.Just three days ago, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) also recognised the condemnation laid upon the Government by international bodies. The private sector body strongly agreed that this disapproval from foreign counterparts was deemed as a serious consequence for Guyana. Attention was paid to Guyana’s major supporting partners: the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union and now the Commonwealth Secretary General, who have all cited a breach in the constitutional provisions.Additionally, numerous local entities, including the Guyana Bar Association, the religious community, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), have all expressed deep concern over the unconstitutional status of the Government.Further, other international and regional bodies were called out for being completely silent during Guyana’s constitutional crisis. The Caribbean Community (Caricom) and Organisation of American States (OAS) were listed for failing to address or take action against the current political and democratic situation.last_img