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|Despite Budget cuts…|
|Friday, 04 May 2012 22:13|
Baksh assures Region Two residents of OLPF continuation
MINISTER within the Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Alli Baksh has assured Essequibians that, despite Opposition cuts from the 2012 National Budget, the Government will push on with the One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) programme and Guyanese will get their computers. Speaking at a public meeting in Affiance on the Essequibo Coast, he told residents, also of Columbia, that the cutting will also affect the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC), Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU, the State Planning Secretariat and Office of the President.
Baksh said the Opposition parties have also voted against the money budgeted for the National Communications Network (NCN) and the Government Information Agency (GINA).
The crowd shouted criticisms against the Opposition for the $21 billion budget slash, declaring that their leaders have no vision for development, the pace of which will be slowed as a result.
The gathering pledged their support for the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).
Baksh outlined the plans Government has for the country but, as he spoke, many persons, mostly women, said the Opposition Parliamentarians are heartless and not concerned about poor Guyanese and children, especially.
“Why take our laptop computers?” the women asked.
Chairman of Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam), Mr. Parmanand Persaud also updated residents on the approved budget for the Regional administration.
He informed them that they will benefit because new roads will be built and upgraded in housing areas.
Persaud said, under education, a sixth form will be added at Anna Regina Multilateral School and work will begin on a new secondary school at Wakapoa, Pomeroon.
He said another new school will be constructed in the Karawab area, upper Pomeroon.
|Last Updated on Friday, 04 May 2012 22:15|
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