Opposition veto of subvention will put employees on breadline – energy agency

The Guyana Energy Agency (GEA) says the combined Parliamentary Opposition’s voting down of the budgetary allocations for the Office of the President Administrative Services line item has affected its work programme for the year and will put employees on the breadline.

The non-approved line item includes the $73.5M budget allocation for the GEA and other subvention agencies, the agency said in a press release. An additional $10 million which was requested for capital expenditure towards the cost of extending the building to create additional office space for GEA’s employees, was included in the Office of the President’s capital allocation which was also not approved at the April 15 meeting.

The GEA’s recurrent budgeted expenditure for 2014 is $119.101 million (excluding the $10 million capital expenditure for the extension of the current office space). Of the said …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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