PPP raises concerns over benefits for new Ministers

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President Granger and some members of his cabinet. [iNews' Photo]
President Granger and some members of his cabinet. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The People’s Progressive Party has raised some concerns over the fringe benefits that are usually given to government Ministers of every administration.

The APNU+AFC government has appointed twenty six Ministers to serve several new and old Ministries. The 26 Ministers include several Junior Ministers.

In a statement the recently unseated PPP said it “views with deep concern the appointment of twenty six ministers with as many as three in one ministry. This Governmental monstrosity will impose immeasurable financial burdens on the people of this Guyana.”

According to the Party, each of the 26 Ministers appointed thus far, is entitled to vehicles, free Gas/Diesel, free telephone, free electricity, free internet service, free housing or housing allowance, free water, free domestic staff and additional office staff, among other benefits and privileges.

“This amounts to millions of taxpayers’ dollars. This extravagance is being spearheaded by a grouping who promised the people of this country to cut excess spending of public funds, and a lean and clean Government,” the statement noted.

Meanwhile, the Party also said that it views the creation of the Ministry of Citizenship with Winston Felix as Minister as “strange.”

“The nation is unaware what this ministerial portfolio entails. What we know however, Winston Felix was placed there to achieve two objectives: To keep a close eye on Khemraj Ramjattan and to alter the demographics of the Country.”

28 COMMENTS

  1. Well asshole lioness, tell me which minister qualify for which spot??? Dem all getting a minister post coz dem support pnc. Let’s wait to see dem perform, it’s like square pegs in round holes. If yr memory failed u, let me remind u before 1992, did u have a landline? did u have good roads? did u have drinking water in yr house? U ppl have memory lapses when it comes to the good things that brought Guyana up to dis standard. Dnt worry, I will hear yr cries. It’s ‘come fuh see, neva see”. The Indians are accustomed to always having food in their house, having a house to live, having a good job because they r qualified among other things. It’s ppl like u who aint accustom to anything feeling nice now coz yal think granger gon stand at the street corna and share money. Poor soul, I pity u! I have a house, I have a car, I have a highly paid job in the private sector so I don’t have to depend on pnc for anything!

  2. PPP says what? Hypocrites, look what Jagdeo gave himself, you people are a shameless bunch of bigots.

  3. Least the people know how the money being spent.Better hire minister than fulling their pocket like the PPP did

  4. Wong Things – please keep in mind that many of our own people are who keep these people in business. Foreigners – we must detest, if this were the scenario in the USA, Canada & England, who knows where half of Guyana’s population would be right now.

    I look forward to the back room deals being investigated and monitored – cause yes our resources are being raped.

    26 Ministers – let’s see what comes of them: a bit much yes, but perhaps we have alot of cleaning up to do? GT will pay though.

  5. Guyanese Don’t know about what the ministers allowances are because PPP did not disclose that in 22 Years. Now you are talking?????
    Too late is the cry.
    Give others a chance.

  6. As a Barbadian the pay increase for all civil servants is also another good move. Within 15 years Guyana can become the gem it deserves to be of this hemisphere, Its time enough the standard of Guyana is raised and employment is reduced from 40 percent among youth, I am excited to visit due to all the positives I am have heard recently

  7. Granger has appointed a set of crooks to fleece Guyana of it’s wealth.
    The pie will be soon shared out.
    Over and over I have been pointing out the corruptions of Winston Felix. Please Google:
    “The Winston Felix and Basil Williams tape” ALSO!
    “Then top cop Winston Felix and PNC official discuss planting drugs on PNC female”
    And also “Felix captured on tape making firearm deal” with Basil Williams on phone.
    Surujbally has install an undemocratic government illegally with questionable crooks!

  8. Sorry I try to make some sense of what you are saying but achievements? What achievement are you talking bout? You are another joker of the past.

  9. Well, well, hear who’s crying now. However, take all the junior minister benefits, salaries etc and put them together and they still wouldn’t reach ramotar’s son salary which he get for a broken Brazil cable system that no one knows if it would ever be restored. Here goes another White Elephant. Oh! And all who were chosen are qualified with genuine degrees. Nothing like Sooba (sooba ba doo).

  10. Tasha- the wisdumb that you are now spewing was in your small petty heart before May 14, or were you aware of Guyana’s debt, our stupid children and AFC shame before the new government. Do you expect all the shit that was piled unto Guyanese to be shovelled off in a week. I would like to thank the Pee Pee Pee for telling all that they have been giving to their unqualified Ministers all these years, and are now pissed off that others will enjoy those benefits. Now if we can reduce the pensions of Jag and Romo we can get a few more Ministers.

  11. you is a fool when Burnham took all the money from the treasury n put it in Switzerland bank the loans from i.m.f n world bank where were u people so many indian had to run to different country’s i spoke to so many overseas base guyanese they do want to hear about that country what about to come there they prefer to go to different part of the world how sad i feel when they say these things to me

  12. This is one hell of a stupid guy,we are in 2015 not 1972. You still suffering from SHOCK,,its time to look on the bright side, 23 yrs 3% stole everything, its your people who voted the crime family out. Guyana will be a very good place to live in when you Indians stop thinking RACE,stop hating start loving, its going to be slow to unite the negro ppl, you have to think GUYANESE, only then things will change,,stop using the negro only for protection,join the Ranks.protect your own,build and start working to unite a land of 6 races,,,

  13. The marriott is a burden. Let’s talk about that….or the former ministers health/dentist bill ….what about that burden?? Or the burden that the persons who cross the Berbice bridge are feeling because of the high toll?? The burden of the 16% vat, income tax, poor wages for public servants? What about those burdens?! Look give me a chance stwwww.

  14. Extravagance emmmm
    Hear this a friend of mine said Rohee rent in Queenstown would pay for 3 ministers.The sole source of drugs to Bobby would pay for the other 3 plus change to go back into the health system.
    But i agree with the sentiments there has to be some semblance and order in what is been done.If it wasnt right then it cant be right now.
    Brigader President Sir… it is my wish that you govern with a cool head … since you are emmm i would ask you to put your war tactics into management. The art of war for managers. You need to read that one badly and 26 may be 50% too much.

  15. What some people build by the thimbleful others throw away by the shovelful .What a big raid of the treasury !

  16. Dats wht they go in there for, for freeness. Dem power drunk. By the time dem done, Guyana will be in debt.
    Most of the ministries are jokes, granger doesn’t seem to be in his right senses.
    I am sure AFC regrets the coalition but of course they won’t admit it, they are too ashamed.
    I pity the students who have to write common entrance, it’s guaranteed more than 50% will fail social studies because even the adults can’t remember the names of the ministries & ministers.

  17. Mr. PPP, We need these appointments to ferret out all those back room deals and to stop the bleeding of our forests and minerals. There are too many Wongs Things in this country and this must stop… Nahin? Ji? We will locate all the wastage and the squandermania, and all the secret bank accounts and then we shall PLUG all these HOLES so that not even a RAT could pass through. There will be immense savings, which will be sufficient to pay for these appointments. The excess will go into the Consolidated Fund. We are satisfied that the portfolios are satisfactory for the tasks at hand. Mr. Felix and Mr. Ramjatan will respond to your assertion. What we know is the REASON the FAKES were placed; we had many EYES on them; they were used to justify your pretense at protesting your loss. Please, Prorogue your Protests! Anger will get you a stroke..Sim/Nao?

  18. strange ,,,,,,I LOVE THIS WORD, OOOOHHH, YES,,,,, STRANGE, ,,,,VERY STRANGE, IT LIKE LOOKING UP IN THE SKY AND STRANGE OBJECT
    LIKE A UFO,,,,,,STRANGE,
    IT WOULD BE STRANGE TO YOU , YOU ARE SO FREE TO DO AS YOU LIKE
    SAY AS YOU LIKE, TREAT PEOPLE AS YOU LIKE ,OUR COUNTRY IS ALL MESSED UP AS YOU LIKE, NOW THAT IS WHAT I WOULD CALL STRANGE
    PPP, HAS MESSED UP MY COUNTRY

    IF MR GRANGER HAS A PLAN FOR OUR COUNTRY , HE HAS TO PUT HIS PEOPLE IN PLACE TO START OUR COUTRY, BACK, HE HAS TO CLEAN UP ALL THE MESS U AND DIE HARD PPP MADE

    WE NEED HIM, HE IS A STRONG LEADER, HE FOUGHT FOR HIS COUNRY
    HE STRAPPED HIMSELF TO THE WING OF AN AIRCAFT , WITH A GPMG AND FL
    EW ,OVER THE GOLDEN TRANGLE, GUNS BLAZING, TO HOLD BACK THE DUTCH SOLDIERS THAT WAS INVADING OUR COUTRY, HE IS HERO
    HEROS ARE NOT REGULAR PEOPLE LIKE YOU

    YOU AND THE PPP, LIE DOWN AND DIE, OR BETTER YET, YOU AND GANG, IMMIGRATE TO NORTH KOERA,,, MR KIM WILL WELCOME YOU,
    THAT WOULD NOT BE STRANGE,,,,,SO BEAUTIFUL STRANGE

  19. what they did to the people of Guyana for 23 years wasn’t a burden? Imbecilic rantings coming from a supposedly “Intelligent” man who once was the President of a country………..your reign of terror on the people of Guyana has come to an end Mr. Ramotar; you NEVER cared about them while in office, and your attempt to create a race war, will undoubtedly bring and end to yours, Jagdeo, Manchikand and others connection from the PPP.

  20. hey ppp leave the unity goverment alone..yall leff nuf money in de till for dem…all the racists must take a serious looks at the unity thing for all ethnicity…media houses must be on alert if not one set people eating up de entire pie..pretty soon we here in guyana will be told rice flour is better and standing in guylines waiting for your food hamper is good for your health..

  21. Sorry PPP/C YOU HAD YOUR CHANCES , let some other enjoy the benefit you all enjoy for 22years. Don’t wonder and ponder over the new government. They heading the right path and personally I wish they shut the PPP/C mouth up. they will pay all the extra minister the money you all used to live the high life ( that is fulling your pocket. No extra to squander around.hahaha… Move on dirty to say that.

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