State Minister, Joseph Harmon, said favourable consideration was given to teachers who had difficulties with their application for duty free concessions. The Minister made this statement today at a Post Cabinet media briefing at the Ministry of the Presidency.
Harmon explained that the duty free concession for teachers was dealt with by the government. “It went to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) where a favourable consideration was given to teachers affected due to administration issues in the past,” he said.
For years teachers who were eligible for duty free concessions for vehicles did not receive any.
According to the President of the Guyana Teachers Union, Mark Lyte, the law states that the person must have three years remaining in his or her profession in order to qualify for duty free concession, but the list had languished for so long that some of those teachers had retired.
The State Minister said that there were some difficulties in the system under the previous administration but “GRA looked favorably on the teachers’ application for concessions and ensured that teachers were, and [will] continue to be, granted concession.”