Gov’t asking House to restore OP salaries, subsidies cut from budget
Government has moved to the National Assembly to restore some of the allocations cut from this year’s budget, including subsidies for the Guyana Power and Light Company (GPL), the state-media agencies and salaries for contracted workers at Office of the President (OP).
Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh on Thursday tabled two financial papers for almost $14 billion in expenditure, including funds to cover new spending, like the increase in old age pensions.
Financial papers 1/2012 and 2/2012 will come up for debate next Thursday.
Almost $21 billion was cut from the National Budget by the parliamentary opposition earlier in the year, including wages and salaries for contracted workers of OP, over a lack of transparency and accountability …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.