Granger promises press conference
President David Granger has promised to hold a press conference sometime next month when journalists will be able to question him about a large number of issues relating to government’s plans and policies that need clarifications.
The President has been severely criticized for not holding press conferences for more than a year and before then he did so sparingly leaving the public guessing as to reasons for the actions of the Many questions have been posed by the Parliamentary Opposition on im- portant national issues but there have been no responses from the President.
Recently, Opposition Leader, Bharat Jagdeo, has declared that “It is time” that the President, David Granger come out of hiding and address the media fraternity in the form of regular press conferences.
“It is time that the President holds a press conference so that a lot of these matters he can give clarity. Since we’re the ‘doom peddling people’ he could bring hope to the country,” Jagdeo said.
Since taking office, the APNU/AFC coalition government has been accused of corruption, discrimination, lack of vision, and has been rocked by dozens of scandals involving Ministers and other top officials.
The President has largely remained mum of these issues and the public has been treated with contradictory explanations from Ministers on these issues.
The President has opted to air his views on a special programme with hand picked reporters from time to time.