[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is not impressed with the $221B budget presented by the APNU+AFC government.
Incoming Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, in a brief press statement described the 2015 budget by Finance Minister, Winston Jordan as “underwhelming” and accused him of presenting projects and programmes from the PPP.
“The Minister of Finance was lengthy in generality and lofty goals in his budget speech, but failed miserably to be specific in policy prescriptions and initiatives to address the pressing issues facing various constituencies in Guyana. He shamelessly presented many of the PPP/C Administration’s projects and programmes in health, education, housing and water, roads, draining and irrigation, enhancing accountability and the environmental services sector among others as new initiatives. It is seriously underwhelming,” Jagdeo said.
His statement noted that he will comment further on the issue at a press conference sometime soon. It should be noted that the PPP was absent from Parliament for Jordan’s four hour presentation of the budget, as was reported by iNews.
The PPP is expected to take up its seat in Parliament when the debates commence.