Gov’t unable to inspire confidence to lift economy -Westford

PPP/C Member of Parliament Dr. Jennifer Westford on Monday declared that the government’s proposed 2018 national budget will not improve the social status of Guyanese, while saying that the administration is incapable of inspiring the confidence needed to move the economy forward.

In a presentation filled with absolutes but short on references, Westford, who served as Minister of Public Service under the previous administration, argued that the proposed budget will drive the middle-class into poverty as it will have to bear the brunt of tax measures.

“The real middle-class are the ones who can’t avoid paying taxes on their salary every month, they are the ones subjected to higher prices and higher interest rate on mortgagees. They are the ones whose disposable income is being depleted on a daily basis,” she stressed to the National Assembly.

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