…Gives it a B- grade
The only opposition Member of Parliament to endorse Budget 2021 is Deputy Speaker, Lennox Shuman. A move no other member in the opposition made.
He said, budget 2021 is not perfect but it defends itself. “I endorse this budget because it does for Guyana what is needed.”
Shuman is grateful that the government budgeted $650M for revamping the Amerindian Land Titling project. He condemned the past government for placing Annai as an NDC, “revoking land titles of the entire district.” Shuman noted that the $1.6B allocated for the upgrades of hinterland roads is not ideal but is far superior to next to nothing that was previously offered by the former government.
The Deputy Speaker noted that there are absences that need to be corrected but said, “I cannot disagree with progress.” He stated, “I give this budget a B- not because of its content but how long it takes us as a nation to reach here.”