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– fears electioneering misuseThe Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA),Wholesale Cheap Jerseys, on Friday wrote to the Country Representative of the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) expressing its concerns over a US$17.2M loan which it says could be misused for electioneering purposes by the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).In its letter to the bank, the watchdog body said that it is disturbed by the timing of the announcement that the IADB has approved a loan to be spent in furthering the country’s Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS).“While the GHRA is not suggesting impropriety in the approval process, or of the IADB as an institution,Cheap Jerseys Supply, nor disagreeing with the substance of the loan, issues of perception with respect to timing cannot be overlooked.”GHRA said it is recommending that the loan not be made available to the Government of Guyana before general elections are held on May 11, 2015 and the new Parliament installed a month later.In explaining its reasons for the stance,Soccer Jerseys From China, GHRA noted that best democratic practice encompasses the principle that the incumbent Government not be able to influence elections by inaugurating new projects which directly benefit particular communities, such as roads,Cheap Jerseys, health centres or other such activities.“Asian countries such as India and Bangladesh, for example, have gone farther and specifically prohibit any projects which might influence elections being initiated for a set period prior to elections.”GHRA said that the manner in which the Government announced the date for general elections was improper and, by not linking the proclamation to the dissolution of Parliament, has generated much controversy.“However, any ensuing confusion should not be rewarded by business being conducted as if Parliament were still in session.”The body, which believed that financial management by the current Government leaves a great deal to be desired,Cheap NHL Adidas Jerseys, cited a recent court case.“ A recent judgment by the Chief Justice of the High Court that the Minister of Finance acted illegally by incurring excess expenditure to the amount of $4.554 billion dollars in 2014, monies expressly disapproved by Parliament when originally submitted as part of the national budget.”GHRA also pointed out the recent revelations that the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC), over the life of the current Government had expended $8.333B dollars to other Government Ministries and agencies for purposes beyond its remit and in contravention of laws that require all such monies be lodged in the consolidated fund.GHRA also pointed out that Amerindian communities are identified among the beneficiaries of the recently-approved loan. “It is common knowledge that these communities are traditionally a priority target of political party electioneering. In light of the above and in the spirit of erring on the side of caution,Jerseys NFL Cheap, the GHRA would encourage the IADB to defer final release of the loan in question until after general elections.”The letter was copied to the Caribbean office of the IADB.
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