[www.inewsuyana.com] – Newly minted PPP Parliamentarian, Charles Ramson Jr has made it abundantly clear that he will not accept the salary increase for Parliamentarians as proposed by the APNU+AFC government.
While the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is still deciding whether it will accept or reject the increase, Ramson Jr made his position publicly known on Monday, October 19 on his Facebook Page.
He is the first PPP Parliamentarian to categorically state that he will reject the increase which moved from $2M annually to $2.4M.
“I certainly won’t be accepting any salary increase. Any increase has to be earned and it has to be premised on a commensurate increase of the salaries for other public servants and the economic conditions of the country,” the young Parliamentarian wrote.
General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee avoided answering the question on Monday, October 19, 2015 during a press conference at Freedom House, while at the same time condemning the government for such increases.
He noted that the salary hike is a “parliamentary issue” and that it will be dealt with there. Rohee could not say definitively if the PPP Parliamentarians will accept or reject the increased salary.