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For too long Guyanese have remained silent, without keeping their National Leaders in check. Many have allowed themselves to fall into the common colloquial term, “wah come fuh do.” What a sad state of affairs in my native land.
In January 2022, a NEW currency note valued at $2,000.00 was introduced into Guyana’s economy. It was suggested that this new currency will depict President Irfaan Ali’s ‘One Guyana’ initiative. On December 20, 2022, the Ali Regime announced specific upgrades to the $5,000 currency. Editor, it is not the introduction of or upgrade in currencies that concerns me but the signatories on these currencies.
All Guyanese are aware that currencies apart from the depiction of historical images, carry two main signatories, that of the sitting Governor of Bank of Guyana and Minister of Finance. History will show the late Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, Desmond Hoyte, Cheddi Jagan and Janet Jagan never signed currencies as “Presidents.” Also, this was never done by Messrs. Bharrat Jagdeo, Samuel Hinds (though his stint was the shortest), Donald Ramotar and David Granger or by persons holding the office of Vice President.
It is necessary for your diligent readers to note that the two recent currencies now clearly show the signatures of the Governor of Bank of Guyana and Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo. Perhaps the real reason for amending the $5,000 note was for the dictator and “third term president” Jagdeo to have his name inserted and the name of Coalition Finance Minister, Winston Jordan removed. It seems Mr. Jagdeo is still looking for relevance in the sunset moments of his tarnished political career.
Member of Parliament