If ethnic voting is not stamped out, it will destroy relations among Guyana’s ethnic groups. Historian Dr. Kimani Nehusi proffered the remarks.
In a recent statement, Historian Dr. Kimani Nehusi warned that if ethnic voting is not stamped out, it will destroy relations among Guyana’s ethnic groups. The statement comes amid increasing concerns over the potential impact of ethnic voting on the country’s political and social landscape.
Dr. Nehusi, who is an expert on Guyana’s history and culture, emphasized that ethnic voting has the potential to create deep divisions among the country’s different ethnic groups. He explained that when people vote based on their ethnicity, they prioritize their ethnic identity over the country’s interests as a whole.
This kind of voting can lead to a situation where different ethnic groups feel that they are being treated unfairly or that their interests are not being represented in the political process. This, in turn, can lead to resentment, mistrust, and even hostility between different ethnic groups.
The historian also pointed out that ethnic voting can have a negative impact on the country’s economy, as it can discourage investment and discourage businesses from setting up in the country. He noted that businesses and investors are more likely to invest in a country where there is a sense of stability and unity among the population.
Dr. Nehusi urged all political leaders and citizens in Guyana to take a stand against ethnic voting and to work together to build a more inclusive and united society. He emphasized that the only way to ensure that Guyana remains a stable and prosperous country is by fostering a sense of unity and cooperation among all its citizens, regardless of their ethnic background.
The statement by Dr. Nehusi has sparked a renewed debate over ethnic voting in Guyana, with many calling for urgent action to be taken to address this issue. The government has yet to respond to the statement. Still, the issue of ethnic voting cannot be ignored, as it has the potential to cause serious damage to the country’s social and economic well-being.