Min. Harmon rubbishes opposition’s claim of $1B in travel expense by govt

DPI, Guyana, Monday, December 3, 2018

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has stated categorically that the President’s team has not, at any point, spent $1Billion on travels, as alleged by Opposition Member of Parliament, Irfaan Ali.

Ali, who was

speaking during the Budget debates in the National Assembly today, claimed that the President’s team has expended some $1Billion in travel.

Minister Harmon speaking to the Department of Public Information (DPI) today said contrary to the Ali’s outrageous claim, over the period 2015-2018, a total amount of $212, 345,072 was spent on travels by the President’s team.

“By no stretch of the imagination can you convert two hundred and twelve million to one billion so I want to nail that lie that was told in the National Assembly today,” the minister said.

Meantime, Minister Harmon dubbed the 2019 National Budget, which was presented on Monday, November, 26 by Finance Minister, Winston Jordan, as a “people’s budget.”

According to the State Minister, this budget, which is the Coalition Government’s fifth to date, has invested heavily in the education, health and overall development of the lives of all Guyanese.

Stacy Carmichael.
Image: Department of Public Information.

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