Better spending on education, lower VAT among AFC’s budget proposals

The AFC has outlined its budget proposals in a letter to Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh including urging greater economic diversification and making education spending more relevant to a school curriculum that is designed to meet the developmental needs of Guyana.

The party also urged the reduction of the Value Added Tax (VAT), lowering of the Berbice River Bridge toll and reduction of vehicle duties and taxes, while advocating for increases in old age pensions and the wages and salaries of public servants.

In a press release, the AFC said that its suggestions for inclusion in the 2013 budget are based on the AFC’s position that fundamental to …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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