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Opposition Member of Parliament David Patterson is going to Washington D.C to participate in the Symposium on Guyana on 27 and 28 September, respectively. Patterson, who is Shadow Minister of Public Infrastructure, was to have made in the United States as from today but prevented from boarding his flight after clearing customs and immigration. Patterson, earlier today, via his attorneys, Field, Stoby and Hughes law firm, said he would commence charges against the state. The Government has since come out the incident was mistake which many do not believe.
The PPP/C government has been under the critical spotlight of Patterson’s knowledge on infrastructure, and the oil and gas sector. He has emerged as a very prominent voice in society, earning the reputation of leaving no stone unturned in holding the government accountable, ensuring Guyanese get value for their money, equitably participate in the resources of the country, and these resources are exploited in a sustainable manner.
The Opposition, A Partnership of National Unity and Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), in an earlier statement said the meeting with House Democratic and Minority Leader Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and other Members “is expected to focus on the opportunities and challenges confronting Guyana and on how political stakeholders in the country can work together to ensure that all Guyanese citizens, regardless of race or ethnicity, benefit from the country’s oil wealth.”
The Caribbean Guyana Institute For Democracy (CGID), who is a main player in organising the symposium on political, racial and economic discrimination in Guyana by the PPP/C government, in a statement this evening said Patterson will meet with Democratic Leader of the United States Congress and the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus tomorrow, Thursday, September 28, 2023.
The full statement follows:
DAVID PATTERSON TO MEET WITH US CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS
APNU-AFC Coalition Member of Parliament David Patterson will meet with Democratic Leader of the United States Congress and the leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus tomorrow, Thursday, September 28, 2023.
Richard Millington, Esq Director of Communications
Caribbean Guyana Institute for Democracy (CGID)