WE WANT OUR MONEY! Hinterland residents protest against AFC’s plan to cut $300M of its funding

Some of the protesters.
Some of the protestors.

[www.inewsguyana.com]Scores of Amerindians and Hinterland residents gathered outside the National Assembly on Thursday (December 12) in protest against a motion filed by Leader of the Alliance for Change (AFC) Khemraj Ramjattan to cut $300M in supplementary funding earmarked for the provision of projects and programmes in Amerindian communities.

The protestors who lined the pavement outside the Parliament Building where a sitting has just convened held placard which states “we want development”, “we want our money.”

The $500M supplementary funding was tabled by Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh on November 7 and is expected to be debated in Parliament today.

The $500M supplementary funding comes on the heels of the just concluded National Toshao Council meetings which sought to provide a forum for Amerindian village leaders to plan developmental projects for their respective communities.



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