$2.23B cut from budget
...as opposition close ranks in historic session
-GINA, NCN, Gecom among affected
In a ground-breaking move yesterday, the combined opposition voted against expenditures in the 2012 budget to the tune of $2.233 billion, including $1 billion from an allocation of $6 billion for the Guyana Power and Light and sums allocated to GINA and NCN in what was a boisterous session which is set to continue today when the budget comes up for a final vote.
It was the first occasion in the history of independent Guyana that the opposition benches have been able to overturn proposed government expenditure and it reflects the results of the November 28 general elections which gave the APNU and the AFC a one-seat majority. …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.