The People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) has promised to continue advocating for the return of benefits to Old Age Pensioners, including the water and electricity subsidies that were cut when the APNU/AFC coalition took office by a razor thin majority in the May 2015 General and Regional Elections.
In reflecting on the past year and the direction the party intends to take in 2016, Opposition Leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo said the PPP intends to work very diligently in ensuring that these benefits are restored to this vulnerable group.
The Opposition Leader also promised to work feverishly to ease the burdens on rice farmers, sugar workers, gold miners and other categories of workers in the months ahead.
Meanwhile, Jagdeo disclosed that his party will make every effort in 2016 to realistically achieve the reduction of the Value Added Tax (VAT). “We are going to support the Government in implementing all of its manifesto promises,” Jagdeo told members of the media on Thursday.