PNC still snubs WPA on revising APNU Charter

first_imgBy Michael YoungeThe Working People’s Alliance (WPA) and the People’s National Congress (PNC) are yet to meet to discuss revising the charter, which gave birth to the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), to ensure that there is more cohesion and consultation.WPA Executive, Dr David HindsOn July 15 this year, the A Partnership for National Unity coalition will be celebrating its seventh anniversary. The coalition comprises a group of six parties with the two main actors being the PNC and the WPA.However, while there is much for the PNC to celebrate as a party, the same cannot be said of the WPA which has been dealt several blows under the belt by its coalition partner.Recently, the WPA and some of its key, as well as founding members, have been complaining about the kind of policy decisions that are being made by the PNC-led APNU which teamed up with the AFC to successfully win the 2015 General and Regional elections.President David GrangerThe WPA executives claim the party is being sidelined and deliberately not consulted when core decisions are being made about a number of sensitive issues. In fact, there have little or no political meetings between the WPA and PNC since the coalition accessed Executive power three years ago.WPA’s lone representative in Government is Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, who was handpicked by President David Granger as his Education Minister, only to be reshuffled and demoted to head a Public Service Department.last_img read more