[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.