The Parliamentary Oppostion has registered its concerns about the Irfaan Ali Administration’s intention to withdraw more than $18B in a supplementary funds for this year.
This comes on the heels of the regime, just three months ago, tabling a more that $330B budget after winning the 2020 General and Regional Elections in August. The Guyana Standard understands that the supplementary funds being sought are to cater for current and capital expenditure.
Leader of the Opposition, Joseph Harmon, has said that the Government seeking such an amount three days before the end of the budget year is concerning. He argued that the government cannot spend $18 billion in three days.
The former State Minister also objected to the $792M already spent from the contingency fund within the last three months.
“This is despicable as the much-touted PPP budget for 2020 was approved in the National Assembly in September. How could it be that less than a month after the budget was approved the PPP ran out of money and had to spend an additional $800M?” Harmon queried.
The Leader said that the Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) will spare no effort in getting the answers needed, as the National Assembly convenes this morning.