By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Should the government proceed with a plan to present Budget 2016 in the National Assembly in January 2016, there could be a possible implementation crisis.
This is according to People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Parliamentarian, Irfaan Ali, who told a news conference at Freedom House on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 that the APNU+AFC government is attempting to spend its way out of a crisis.
The former government Minister scolded the administration over an apparent “sloth” in the implementation of projects. He made it clear that the government is not doing enough to address the current concerns of the economy.
Ali indicated that while the half year financial report showed definite slowdown in the economy, that situation has since deteriorated.
“Outside Georgetown… If you take a drive outside the other regions you would see there is not much going on,” said the Parliamentarian.
Asked about an early budget to solve the economic woes, Ali pointed out that from all indications the 2015 Budget has not been fully implemented. He told reporters that this is in part due to the fact that the Budget was presented in early August.
However, he indicated that if the budget is brought before the House in January and the 2015 budget is not fully implemented there will be a “crisis of implementation.”