Explanation of revised wages spending was given to House in April -Finance Minister

Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh says the $4.4 billion allocation for the revision of wages and salaries was explained during the consideration of the budget estimates in the National Assembly.

Breaking his silence in a statement on Tuesday, Singh released a transcript of the questions and answers provided on the allocation, which has been questioned by the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) and the opposition, who have been contending that the administration had budgeted for far more than 5% increase announced for public servants.

Singh in particular also accused AFC leader  Khemraj Ramjattan, who has been unrelenting in his calls on the government to explain the allocation, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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