AFC lays down conditions for budget support

AFC lays down conditions for budget support

April 10, 2012 (Demerara Waves)

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Tuesday- day one of debate on the 2012 National Budget- pledged support for the fiscal package if there are spending cuts outside the social sector.

Addressing the 65-seat National Assembly, said “our support is assured once the Budget meets the threshold of distributive justice, balance and equity.”

With the combined opposition of the AFC and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) holding a one-seat majority in the House, the former ruling party executive member announced that his party would be pushing for government to make the budget broadly acceptable and beneficial to Guyanese.

“We are in this thing together, and invite this Government to get the numbers right. If we have to fix this country, the job begins now with making this a people’s budget,” he said.      

“We will use the scissors and not the sledgehammer. We will prune excesses and extravagance, and we will avoid waste on projects that we cannot undertake at this time,” he added.   [more]

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