Increased security costs draw scrutiny as estimates for regional spending get approval

The Committee of Supply yesterday completed vetting allocations for the 10 administrative regions, which will stand as part as the budgetary estimates but not before opposition members continued to scrutinise multi-million dollar increases in allocations for security services.

Much like the consideration of estimates sought for regions One through Five last Friday, the proposed allocations for region’s Six through Ten were easily received, despite a moderate flurry of questions on increased payments for security firms by members of the opposition parties – A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and Alliance for Change (AFC).

AFC MP Veerasammy Ramayya was the first to raise the issue and started by noting that amounts to be …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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