APNU plans to‘re – fashion’ Budget 2015 – Harmon

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By Tracey Khan – Drakes

Attorney - at - Law and Opposition Parliamentarian, Joseph Harmon. [iNews' Photo]
Attorney – at – Law and Opposition Parliamentarian, Joseph Harmon. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon says the ongoing budget preparation by the ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government will be ‘re-fashioned’ by the political Opposition in the 11th Parliament.

In his explanation of Government’s action in this regard, Harmon told iNews that the political Opposition was not consulted for the preparation of budget 2015.

During a telephone interview with iNews, Harmon acknowledged that it is the responsibility of the Government to prepare a national budget but inclusion of key stakeholders is pivotal in this process to ensure the Guyanese people benefit.

“In any event, in a next Government we are not bound by the framework which this Government establishes in the preparation of a budget. I believe our focus will definitely be a different one from what the PPP is focused on, what they call transformational projects to the expense of the poor people, the working class of this country. We have to refashion that budget,” Harmon said.

He believes that the government is now spending money unlawfully and expects that the 11th Parliament will ratify their unlawful spending.

Harmon questioned government’s certainty of the outcome of the next general and regional elections, slated for May 11, 2015.

“I don’t know why Dr. [Roger] Luncheon is assuming that the PPP will be in government in the 11th Parliament and so he believes they can actually spend money and not account for it at that time, it is I believe contentious, it is an obnoxious statement for him [Dr Luncheon] to make.”

Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Friday announced that the life of the 10th Parliament is “history’; however preparations are still ongoing for budget 2015.

On November 10, 2014, President Donald Ramotar decided to prorogue Parliament in order to avoid an Opposition sponsored No Confidence Motion against the government.

The President is yet to make a proclamation for the dissolution of Parliament, in order to make May 11 the official ‘E’ day.

 

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  1. The things that put guyana on the map since 1992, the jails are filling up with you ppl, the DRUGS flowed free under the command of ROGER KHAN, all the criminals that were hiding came out ,,the country say the worst kind of murders,and crimes,all led by Indian Chiefs ,,Ronald big belly was the PHANTOM boss, barrat name call in almost every drug case in NY roger call his name ,,we as guyanese never got screen as much as we do today at any port of entry, farmers cant export, because of the DRUGS,,the craft men and women suffer, and the kids know the DRUG LOARDS BIG HEAD,CLAY,BRAM,GEORGE,DABY,and they all have strong links to you ppl,barrat tight with the them all, what a proud track record, look at the thief EDD And the jet boss all criminals and look who is they friend,,

  2. Mr Harmon, the PPP/C administration has all right to be confident of the outcome of the elections. It is OBNOXIOUS of you to say that you would ”re-fashion” the budget. The PPP/C will win with a clear mandate to continue developing the country that it started in 1992 but with more vigour and urgency in the next parliament. You would be consigned to the political rubbish bin after the next election whether the PNC join together with the AFC or not. The PNC had 28 years and they have nothing to show for that almost three decades of mis-rule and dictatorship except exodus of Guyana’s talented citizens to all countries in the Caribbean and North America. And, you Mr Harmon, I have met quite a few as far as Dubai.
    LONG LIVE THE PPP/C VICTORY TO THE PEOPLE UNDER THE PPP/C

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