Burton-Persaud questions outcomes of APNU+AFC budgets

Gillian Burton-Persaud

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.

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