Speaker Trotman seeks to design process for common budget approval
The speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman making a last minute pitch to engage both sides of the house to stave off the disapproval of the 1.1billion (Guyana) dollars for the Amerindian Development Fund.
The Opposition side of the house was eager to hold the high level talks chaired by the speaker, but the government refused to attend the meeting.
Both the APNU and the AFC said the government is using the Amerindian Development fund for political mileage.
Executive member of the Alliance for Change(AFC) Moses Nagamootoo said the government has not shown any intention to compromise, dialogue, and consult, like what was done to save the $6 billion for the sugar industry.
The parties are contending that the Ministry of Amerindian Affairs failed to present a comprehensive report that measures the impact of the Youth Apprenticeship and Entrepreneurial Programmes on the quality of life for young residents of the hinterland.