GTUC says ERC must be restored to its constitutional capacity
The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) says that the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC), as presently constituted, is not in conformity with the constitution and laws and is spending scarce tax payers’ money to carry out un-constitutional activities.
The GTUC in a statement yesterday declared that this situation must be corrected without delay.
Earlier this week former chairman of the ERC and now Minister in the Ministry of Finance, Juan Edghill, said that the cutting by the opposition of $99.4 million for the entity in this year’s budget has effectively shut it down as it cannot pay salaries nor meet its operating expenses like electricity, water and internet bills.
Addressing members of the media at a press conference Tuesday at the Ministry of Finance in his capacity as Minister within the Ministry of Finance, he said there is nothing that the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.