GTUC says budget has ad hoc approach to development

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) says that it continues to see an ad hoc approach by the current government in the hope of achieving structured development.

In a release on Tuesday, the GTUC stated that presenting the nation with a shopping list rather than having policies developed to address strengths and weaknesses of the society will not achieve holistic development and tackle serious areas such as poverty and health. The statement noted that the GTUC was presently studying the Budget and would issue a detailed response in due course, and its response was based only on a cursory examination.

According to the release, the GTUC said that money being allocated for the creation of jobs in the absence of stated unemployment figures deprives society of any means of measuring or determining if the resource allocated is sufficient, and whether it can effectively impact, which in “other words constitutes shooting in the dark.”

Planning has to come from ….

Comments  

Trotman should have advised President placing oil bonus outside Consolidated Fund illegal

The onus was on Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman to tell President David Granger that he would be breaking the law if the US$18M bonus went anywhere else but to the Consolidated Fund, commentator and civil society activist Melinda Janki says.

All contracts for natural resources should be published

Keeping information from the public only results in distrust and contracts for all of the country’s natural resources should be published,  says Government’s Petroleum Advisor Jan Mangal.

Police were summoned to Parliament by caller purporting to speak for Clerk – source

Lawmen who showed up in the Parliament Chambers on Monday following the ruckus around PPP/C Member of Parliament, Juan Edghill were summoned by a caller purporting to be acting on the instruction of the Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs, a well-placed source told Stabroek News.

Kaneville man recovering after home invasion shooting

The Kaneville, East Bank Demerara machine operator Ishwar Ramanah, who was shot minutes after midnight on Wednesday by armed bandits, remains in the hospital but is showing signs of recovery.

Police probing death of Barnwell  toddler

Police are currently investigating the death of a one-year-old who is suspected to have drowned on Wednesday.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×