[www.inewsguyana.com] – General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says that by increasing their salaries, the APNU+AFC administration is defying its own public policies and being duplicitous.
There has been confirmation that the current administration is looking to hike the salaries of its officials but nothing concrete as it relates to the percentage of the increase.
In a statement to the media on Wednesday, August 05, Rohee pointed out that among the first acts of the APNU+ AFC Coalition in the National Assembly was the truncation of the benefits of former Presidents who served for minimally three years (in the case of former President Ramotar).
He said that the President David Granger administration “is not even four months old now and learning to sit up but they have raised their salaries which will have a major impact on the treasury not only now but forever as pensions are tied to salaries.”
“In this hard guava season the APNU+AFC fat cats are having caviar. That is callousness of the highest order,” said Rohee.
According to him, the hue and cry made by the APNU+AFC over a few former Presidents, they have now multiplied many times over and placed it squarely on the backs of the Guyanese people.
“With respect to (President) Granger’s point of differentiation, it is important to note that at one time Ministers worked for less than a Permanent Secretary and it was only in 2006 that was changed. As regards visits by Ministers being paid for privately is to be recalled that APNU+AFC had accused the PPP/C of engaging in this malpractice, without offering any evidence.”