APNU won’t support budget in present form – Granger

While labelling this year’s national budget as one that is “badly out-of-touch” with the needs and conditions of Guyanese, Opposition Leader David Granger yesterday stated that the main opposition APNU will not be supporting it in its present form.

“The PPP/C’s proposed budget will be measured in its public impact. It must be amended if the people are to see real change in their lives. There is no way the country can move forward with such a budget that so recklessly disregards the most important factor in national development—the people,” Granger told the National Assembly during his contribution to the budget debate.  “We, therefore, cannot support the budget in its present form and we recommend amendments,” he said.

According to Granger, the budget presented by Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh marked the end of an era, as it is likely that the National Assembly will commit to introducing an inclusionary budgetary process by establishing its own multi-party budget office.  “It might well have been the last occasion on which any …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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