PPP to challenge salary increases in Parliament

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Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. [News Source Photo]
Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. [News Source Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has revealed that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) intends to challenge the proposed salary increases by the APNU+AFC government by tabling a motion in the National Assembly.

On Monday, October 19, Jagdeo had made it clear that the PPP Parliamentarians will not accept the increase, which moved from $2M to $2.4M annually.

In a statement issued on Monday night, the Opposition Leader said that at a meeting of PPPC MPs, which was held on Monday to prepare for the October 22 sitting of the National Assembly, it was unanimously reiterated that PPP MPs will not be accepting the salary increases.

“Indeed, a motion shall be laid in the National Assembly seeking to annul the unconscionable and astronomical salary increases that the APNUAFC Cabinet gave to themselves,” the statement noted.

Additionally, Jagdeo revealed that the PPP has also decided to table a motion calling on all MPs to make public their tax returns to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) over the last 10 years.

iNews understands that both motions will be submitted prior to the October 22 sitting.

8 COMMENTS

  1. The coalitioin has given themselves bigger pension packages. If Naga or Granger retire tomorrow their pensions will be higher than Jagdeo’s. That is blasted TEEFIN!

  2. The PPP party challenging the new government`s raise of pay in Parliament will make no difference,just like its protests about other things did.STOP wasting precious time and get on with the job you are being paid to do.

  3. The Coalition should then challenge Jagdeo’s pension package. Why does he think that he deserves to receive a bigger pension than the President of the United States? How can a poor country like Guyana afford to pay its ex President a pension that exceeds that of the ex President of the richest country in the world the United States of America? Is that fair to the people? And he has the gall to question the salaries of the Ministers? Please Mr Jagdeo. Take the beam out of your own eyes before trying to take the mote out of someone else’s eyes. You and the PPP are the most corrupt, dishonest politicians In Guyana. First reduce your pension, and have your fellow crooks to return all the assets and money they stole and embezzled from the taxpayers. Until you meet all these demands just take a seat and shut up.

  4. Hmm.. putting a motion in parliament wouldn’t change a thing. Because it would just be argued and that’s it.. however using he people to allow them to have a say in the current pay hike is a large enough measure.. why should jagdeo have to argue that his pension is deserving.. I think it’s exuberant but who am I to judge when Moses,ramjattan and even the untouchable basil fetching home more than pocket change and now even making more than when they were in the so called “private practise”.. who is granger fooling? Who is Harmon fooling? Who is trotman fooling?… and they are the ones who mislead the masses into voting… guyanese like everybody is saying “yall vote for them and tek it”.. who is the liar? Everything is going wrong with guyana,the dry spells,d balckoutz,the slowed down economy and public servants get 5%.. just sad… cookie is crumbling.

  5. Geneva Agreement 1966. Burnham Sold Essequibo.

    “The PNC –UF coalition Government, on the other hand, welcomed the Agreement, and on the 5 March

    1966, Prime Minister Burnham insisted that there was no question of the Geneva Agreement being

    regarded by his Government as a compromise on Guyana’s territorial integrity. Interestingly, in a

    separate comment, Attorney General Shridath Ramphal admitted that the Agreement became a pre-

    requisite for Guyana achieving its independence”. We knew that Burnham and the PNC wanted

    Independence to take control of all elections. A resolution to approve the Geneva Agreement was

    tabled in the British Guiana House of Assembly during April. In a general debate on the 28 April 1966,

    the Government and the PPP disagreed strongly, but it was finally approved with the PPP voting against.

    The UF supported the Geneva 1966 agreement only to find out in 1968 elections the true ambition of

    the PNC and Burnham.

    At this meeting British Guiana was represented by Burnham and Ramphal; England by Michael Stewart

    and Venezuela by Ignacio Borges. The PPP was not invited.

    The British Ambassador to Guyana should take note that his Government forced Burnham to accept the

    Agreement in exchange for Independence and total control.

  6. How Hypocritical this idiot can be, when he give himself a large pension increase more than his salary, he was not going to parliament to do that, and the low down self=serving members of the PPP who sits in parliament did not see that as a problem because they were all too busy raping the country,s resources.

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