Ahead of Budget 2018: PPP/C details ‘to do list’ for gov’t
taking office, the A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition government has ignored the political Opposition’s calls for several technical documents to be available ahead of budget consultations – the same being the case with ‘consultations’ on Budget 2018.
The People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) point persons on finance used tyres; the removal of the ban on importation of vehicles older than 8 years to return to importation of vehicles under 12 years; the implementation of the PPP/ C Citizen Security Plan; the political management of SOCU to stop, and, for the Unit to revert to its original mandate under the AMLCFT Act and under the direct control of the Guyana Police Force; the repeal the State Assets Recovery Act or minimall y r emove t he sections which are unconstitutional with reference to the powers of the Director as well as sections that target the private sector and i ndividuals in violation of the constitution.
The motion states that its 124 action points do not represent and exhaustive list, but “their implementation is critical to the creation of an environment more conducive t o t he growth and expansion of the economy, the creation of jobs, sending the right signals to the private sect or, and, i mproving t he welfare of its people.”
The motion is signed by Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira, and Opposition Parliamentarian, Irfaan Ali.