‘GUAVA CHEESE AND PLANTAIN CHIP VISION’
response to recent publications in the letter columns questioning the vision of former President Jagdeo and the PPP/C administration, he underscored the fact that there has been no questioning of the current administration’s lack of vision.
“I was clear on where Guyana was going…Even today, I can tell you, sector by sector, what our plans were for the next 10 years. I can do so extensively, without having to go back and find out….we were aiming for lofty goals that would have made this country wealthier and its citizens better off, but now we have gone back. This president (David Granger) has a vision about guava cheese and plantain chips.”
On that note, Jagdeo chided the Coalition govern- ment for its shortsightedness, as it relates to engaging ExxonMobil on the prospect of supplying natural gas to fuel electricity without careful consideration of the variables, including the possibility that the current agreement with the company could be altered.
He said, “There is no vision….this government is going to talk to ExxonMobil about bringing gas to do electricity, when no feasibility study has been done comparing the alternatives.
“…this is another fossil fuel venture, instead of comparinghydro (electricity) versusgas fired power plants versus ‘Bunker C’ power plants, because you can’t do solar and wind as base load… in the long run, hydro is the most reliable.”