PPP TO TABLE MOTION AGAINST VAT ON PRIVATE EDUCATION – HOPES FOR AFC SUPPORT

Below is a press statement by the People’s Progressive Party(PPP) in which it says it will bring a motion in the National Assembly against Government’s institution of 14% VAT on private education. The party also called out the AFC after the small coalition member said it will  canvass Cabinet to review for a review of the measure.

“The PPP recalls that the AFC voted along with the APNU in imposing VAT on private education during the 2017 Budget debate when the accompanying VAT measures were being imposed in the National Assembly. In so doing the APNU+AFC rejected the PPP’s plea not to impose VAT on private education”, the PPP noted. Continue reading PPP TO TABLE MOTION AGAINST VAT ON PRIVATE EDUCATION – HOPES FOR AFC SUPPORT

PRESS RELEASE: GOV’T VIOLATING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF OUR DOCTORS – PPP PROMISES LEGAL ACTION

PRESS RELEASE

The members of the medical profession in the public sector have expressed great concern at the high-handedness of the Government in attempting to peremptorily and unlawfully place all public sector doctors on the pensionable scheme. The PPP/C stands in solidarity with the doctors who, without any consultations and against their will, are being mandated to move from contract employment to the pensionable scheme. These doctors will lose their benefits; gratuity; and allowances. Their years of service will be shortened, thereby decreasing their benefits under the pensionable scheme. The doctors are also worried and outraged by the fact that their on-call allowances, Head of Department, Head of Section and overtime allowances will all now be taxed. Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: GOV’T VIOLATING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF OUR DOCTORS – PPP PROMISES LEGAL ACTION

PYO URGES GUYANESE TO BE WEARY OF APNU+AFC DIVISIVE TACTICS

The youth arm of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), the Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO), has condemned what it calls the latest tactic to divide Guyanese.

In a statement, the PYO said, “This polarisation is an attempt to divert the attention of the citizens from the incompetence of the Government, the slothfulness of the economy, the scandals, the corruption, the sliding foreign currency, and the decimation of the construction and manufacturing sectors.”

The group called on Guyanese to be wary of these attempts.

PPP STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE DEVASTATED BY USED TYRE BAN

Below is a statement by the People’s Progressive Party(PPP), issued on Monday March 27th in which it expressed its solidarity with “hundreds of businessmen and thousands of ordinary Guyanese” who stand to be affected by Gov’t’s decision to ban the importation of used tyres

PPP PRESS STATEMENT

The PPP stands in solidarity with the hundreds of businessmen and thousands of ordinary Guyanese who are being devastated by the unreasonable and unnecessary decision to ban the importation of used tires. Continue reading PPP STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE DEVASTATED BY USED TYRE BAN

Too many citizens dying – PPP calls on Gov’t to immediately unfold a crime fighting strategy

After nearly two years in office, the Coalition Government has abysmally failed to come up with any crime fighting strategy. This is according to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

In a statement released late this afternoon the party said, “Having regard to the fact, that the Cabinet is comprised of a number of persons trained in the area of national security, who have held top positions, both in the Defence and the Police Force, this is one area in which the citizens expected this Government to demonstrate a minimum of competence”. Continue reading Too many citizens dying – PPP calls on Gov’t to immediately unfold a crime fighting strategy

PPP/C requests date for second meeting on GECOM Chairperson

Following the unfruitful discussions between Opposition Parliamentarians and Attorneys-at-law, Priya Manickchand and Anil Nandlall, and Attorney General, Basil Williams, a request has been made for a date to be set for the next meeting.

Nandlall, in a letter on Thursday, requested that Williams set “the earliest date possible” for the next meeting. Continue reading PPP/C requests date for second meeting on GECOM Chairperson

PPP warns Gov’t against attempt to control flow of foreign currency

After Government denied, for weeks, that there is a shortage of foreign currency in the economy, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, last Thursday announced plans “to tighten foreign currency trade.”

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has since warned that any attempt to control the flow of foreign currency in the economy will have devastating consequences. Continue reading PPP warns Gov’t against attempt to control flow of foreign currency

PPP calls for land rental, drainage fees increases to be rescinded

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is opposed to increases of rent and other fees by the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary-Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA)and the party is calling for it to be rescinded.

Here’s a full statement issued on Thursday January 26th 2017:

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) calls upon the Government to reverse the proposed increases in rents and drainage charges which are about to be imposed by the MMA/ADA on farmers occupying State Lands in Region 5. These fees would represent an almost 600 percent increase; farmers who currently pay $3,500 per acre will be required to pay $15,000 per acre. Cattle farmers who now pay $700 per acre will have to pay nearly $4000 per acre. Continue reading PPP calls for land rental, drainage fees increases to be rescinded

PPP wants parking meter project immediately scrapped- Supports citizens boycott

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is once again calling on the APNU+AFC Government to scrap the controversial parking meter project being implemented following an agreement between the Georgetown Mayor and City Council and Smart City Solutions.

Here’s a release issued by the party on Thursday January 26th, 2017:

The implementation of parking meters in the City of Georgetown is the latest blow inflicted upon the Nation by this Government. Against the backdrop of a declining economy, rising cost of living and the imposition by the Government of over two hundred (200) new tax measures and increases in public licenses fees in one calendar year, the parking meters will add even greater economic, financial and social hardships upon the backs of the citizens, especially those living, working or visiting the City of Georgetown. Continue reading PPP wants parking meter project immediately scrapped- Supports citizens boycott