Thursday, April 19, 2012

Old Age pension to be further increased following Ramotar, Granger meeting.

Government on Wednesday agreed to increase the Old Age Pension from $8100 per month to $10, 000 with effect from May 1 following talks on the 2012 National Budget with Opposition Leader David Granger.
The meeting was held at the Office of the President on Shiv Chanderpaul Drive at the behest of President Donald Ramotar and followed on the heels of a request  by the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Member of Parliament Volda Lawrence for government to consider meeting with the main opposition party to consider potentially problematic and questionable areas of the budget that may not benefit from the support of the 33-seat opposition block in Parliament.

Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh, who formed part of  the government’s delegation headed by President, Donald Ramotar explained that the administration has always been open to receiving the views and inputs of opposition parliamentary parties and stakeholders who can play a part in guiding government’s policies, lending assistance so that Guyana can realise its developmental aspirations.

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