APNU regime has been propagating the lie to say that they inherited a bankrupt economy. I dealt with that and proved that that is totally untrue in an earlier article. Facts and figures were used to show that the APNU regime inherited a vibrant and consistently growing economy.
The regime proved incapable of building on the sound economic foundation it inherited. As a result, they had to distort and falsify the reality of what they inherited. Their incompetence is glaring.
The recent exposure of Basil Williams’ email revealed that the regime deliberately set out to mislead the people at large, but more particularly, their own supporters. Day after day, they poison people’s minds with misinformation. And as Williams revealed, the race card is very important to them. More of this later!
What is important now is to see what this government has been doing with the substantial resources that they got from the PPP/C government.
In the first place, they have hugely increased the size of the bureaucracy. The APNU/AFC elite is being fattened daily. They are having ‘the good life’.
One of the first acts of the regime was to increase their own salaries by a hefty fifty percent. This was after they added eleven new Ministers and four Vice-Presidents to the establishment which the PPP/C administration functioned with. This was a double whammy on the treasury.
Immediately one could see that with the increase in the amount of Ministers, that also entailed increasing staff, finding accommodation to house more people and in many cases providing housing for Ministers and the more senior personnel in the government.
The regime has also increased the hiring of persons on contract tremendously. Quite a few of these new contracted employees were retirees imported from abroad. They are being paid super salaries. In many cases persons who were discriminated and sent on administrative leave have been replaced by persons and given almost 100% increase in salaries even though they lack experience and qualification of those whom they succeeded.
The administrative cost of government has mounted in many ways, all of which are difficult to uncover. Hugh allowances are paid in travelling both internally and abroad. The bill is sky-rocketing daily.
We must also add that billions are being spent on luxury vehicles. The vehicle