Govt policies seeks to empower citizens – Min. Ally

DPI Guyana, Thursday, December 7, 2017

Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally told the National Assembly, on Thursday, that while the task was enormous, the Coalition government is proud of what it has accomplished and the path they are traversing to achieve the good life.

Minister of Social Protection, Amna Ally.

In her defence of Budget 2018, Minister Ally said: “We are seeing and picking the fruit on this journey and with time, under the Coalition government, Guyana will rise to the peak where all will enjoy the good life.”

Minister Ally said that the government has formulated programmes and policies to create an empowering welfare state, one which helps the people to help themselves.

The Government, she said, will continue to work to help youths gain the requisite skills to find jobs, and will provide single mothers with the support they need to be gainfully employed or establish their own small businesses.  “With the multitudinous achievements of this Ministry, I have absolutely no hesitation in saying that the Coalition government, stands at the centre of many of these advances. These achievements, did not come by chance…,” Minister Ally emphasised.

The Social Protection Minister also assured that the administration will continue to provide vulnerable persons such as children, the elderly, the homeless and victims of violence and trafficking with the right care and protection needed to improve their lives.

The Minister also noted that the coalition government’s actions continue to be informed by the pledge it made to the people and by the goals and the objectives it has pursued since 2015 to secure a better life for all.

“This Coalition Government has a vision. It is taking this country down the road of progress and development. I say to all, get on board, work with the Government and prepare to enjoy the good life.”

Minister Ally applauded Finance Minister, Winston Jordon for a well-crafted mid-term budget.


By: Synieka Thorne



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