Ali, Gaskin trade corruption barbs as budget debate begins

Opposition front bencher Irfaan Ali told the National Assembly yesterday said that corruption is very much alive as government has been unable to properly account for its spending but was later told by Business Minister

that his former government had a “scant” regard for accountability and transparency.

“Our country is now riddled with overpayments, an accounting system that has missing vouchers, missing documents, breach of procurement laws and guidelines and massive contract splitting,” Ali said, while accusing the government of wasteful spending and pressing a budget filled with “sweet lies.”

The PPP/C MP was at the time making the opening presentation on the first day of the debate of the 2019 budget. The $300.7 billion budget was presented to the National Assembly last Monday by Finance Minister Winston Jordan…..

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