Burton-Persaud questions outcomes of APNU+AFC budgets

In a blistering 30-minute presentation to the National Assembly on Monday, PPP/C Member of Parliament Gillian Burton-Persaud took aim at the proposed government spending for next year, while saying that  “nothing has materialised” from previous budgets despite a “lot of flamboyant words” from ministers.

Declaring the proposed $267.1 billion 2018 budget as full of “bluff and a lot of fluff,” Burton-Persaud claimed that Information Communication Technology (ICT) is very important but such programmes are “marking time” in Guyana.

She reminded that in 2015, the APNU+AFC government rebranded the One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) programme as the One Laptop for Teacher Programme but she claimed that two years later only some teachers have received laptops.

“It is still ….