Finance Minister consults with FITUG on 2014 Budget


AS meets FITUG 1[] –  Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh met with members of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG), as part of Government’s ongoing efforts to engage all stakeholders in the course of preparations of Budget 2014.

The Minister met with FITUG on Thursday, January 30 and thanked the participants for the several constructive suggestions and recommendations they have made over the years and which have informed Government policy on a number of important issues.

According to press release from the Finance Ministry, the Minister also acknowledged the forthright positions taken by FITUG on issues of national importance, including the condemnation of the budget cuts imposed by the Opposition in previous years, which have since been ruled to be unconstitutional by the Chief Justice (ag).

“The discussions today were frank and fruitful and dealt with a number of issues of interest to the membership of FITUG and of relevance to overall economic and social development in Guyana. Government will continue to engage other stakeholders over the coming days and weeks as part of its ongoing efforts to receive the views of all parties on issues which will impact Guyana’s economic prosperity,” the Finance Ministry noted.




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