Opposition slashes more gov’t outlays
-GPL subsidy restored
-$$ for NCN, GINA rejected again
The National Assembly in the wee hours of today approved Financial Papers 1 and 2/2012 with the Opposition rejecting a number of items and the few that saw approval were subject to rigorous scrutiny, like the sum of $5.3 billion for a new Guyana Power and Light Wartsila power plant.
With regard to Financial Paper 1/2012, the items rejected by the Opposition include some which would have been cut from the National Budget in an historic move earlier this year and which were returned to the House for a second chance. Heading the list of rejected items was an allocation of $211.5 million for the National Communi-cations Network (NCN) and Government Information Agency (GINA).
The Opposition then voted down the sum of $22.6 million for expenditure on wages and salaries for contracted employees under Office of the President Presidential Advisory and other services. In like manner, the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.