More “first-class hotels” for Guyana under PPP/C Govt – Ali

– international hospitality institute to be established with free services
– thousands of scholarships to be available in all sectors
– care facilities to be built for pensioners, elderly folk

The APNU/AFC coalition Government, prior to taking office in 2015, had criticised the PPP/C Administration for investing in the Guyana Marriott Hotel, citing that the building was a “white elephant” and a waste of taxpayers’ monies, but now that tune has changed and the hotel is deemed as “too profitable” to be sold.

PPP/C Presidential Candidate, Dr Irfaan Ali

According to Presidential Candidate of the PPP/C, Dr Irfaan Ali, his party had known that such an investment would not only reap financial gains for the country but also provide jobs for many while aiding in Guyana’s tourism industry.
As such, the PPP/C has committed to invest heavily and provide incentives to have at least four more “new first-class hotels” in Guyana once the party returns to power after the March 2, 2020 elections.

Free training and certification
While addressing hundreds of his party’s supporters at the Industry Market Square, East Coast Demerara (ECD), on Friday night, he stated that many of these facilities will be placed along the ECD corridor to ensure that jobs are created which residents there can directly benefit from.
“And to support the industry we recognise that we have to have training. We recognise that we have to have the right set of skill set so that you will be equipped to benefit from that opportunity. Therefore, we are going to build a first-class international hospitality institute to train the young people and to train our people to get the jobs.”
Ali stated that for persons desirous of working at these hotels, they would need to be fully equipped with the relevant skills to provide quality services at a first-class international hotel. As such, the PPP/C will ensure that individuals are provided with such opportunities without having to incur costs which they would have to pay from their own pockets.
“We are going to make the training and certification from this centre free of cost. The (PPP/C) Government will make this investment on behalf of you to create that opportunity because for us we understand the world is changing and education is a business but we want to create educational facilities that are linked to economic empowerment. Educational facilities that are linked to job creation, educational facilities that are linked to the improvement of life.”

Educational investments to boost communities’ economies
The PPP/C Presidential Candidate pointed out that when the Texila University had signalled its intention of offering programmes in the country at Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD) area, former President Donald Ramotar had stated that the move would have created economic wealth in that community and neighbouring villages.
“Today, that university is the cause of hundreds of persons in Eccles repaying their loans because the students are renting apartments there to attend that university…we are going to link this to the economy and creation of jobs because the output of the educational sector must be the input of the economic sector. These are a few key investments that we must make if we are to improve life in our country.”
While touching on the topic of education in Guyana, Ali reiterated that while the PPP/C has already announced that it will ensure that education at the University of Guyana (UG) is free of charge, his party is embarking on developing a strategy that would target persons who have loans to repay at that tertiary institution.
“These are the things that matter to people. These are the things [that] matter to mothers and fathers. We have committed to thousands of scholarships and our commitment is to have 20,000 scholarships in every field, expertise in our country.”

Care facilities for the elderly
According to the PPP/C Presidential Candidate, his party plans to put the benefits of the elderly and pensioners high on its agenda when it once again is in the seat of the Government.
He explained that major investments are to be made in the introduction and construction of “care facilities” which will provide the aged populace with the necessary care that they may require in safe and secure environments.
“Not daycare facilities, because the care facilities go beyond the children, we have to invest in care facilities so that on one hand, the children can have some facility to support their young parents who are professionals and at the same time, we have to build facilities that give our pensioners access to recreation. Facilities that give them a place where they can socialise, that give them a place where they can congregate, where they can talk, where they can reflect and enjoy their old age in dignity and comfort.”
Ali reiterated his party’s commitment to increasing the pension payments which pensioners currently receive to $40,000 monthly and the reversal of additional expenses which they are subjected to pay on utility bills as a result of the APNU/AFC coalition’s actions.
“What we want to do is to allow our pensioners to retire in dignity…these are the things that will improve standard of living and these are the things that will improve the way in which we live in our country… Not only are we going to return the $10,000 grant to children but we are going to make it $50,000 per child within the next five years so that every single child will benefit from this regardless of whether you are APNU, AFC, PPP, every child will benefit from $50,000 because we care,” he added.

https://guyanatimesgy.com/more...nder-ppp-c-govt-ali/

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The government should focus on Criminal Justice system ,Health Services,Education,Public Service and Infrastructure. Industries should be in the hands of the Private sector . The windfall from the new found wealth can boost the country population ,which is just below three quarter million. Privatize the dead weights the Government subsidizes.

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Baseman posted:
Django posted:

The government should focus on Criminal Justice system ,Health Services,Education,Public Service and Infrastructure. Industries should be in the hands of the Private sector.

I have to agree. Prior to oil I saw the need, but no longer.

Jobs will also be created ,within the gov't sectors and the private sector.

Django posted:

The government should focus on Criminal Justice system ,Health Services,Education,Public Service and Infrastructure. Industries should be in the hands of the Private sector . The windfall from the new found wealth can boost the country population ,which is just below three quarter million. Privatize the dead weights the Government subsidizes.

Poor ppl needs government involvement in starting businesses. 

seignet posted:
Django posted:

The government should focus on Criminal Justice system ,Health Services,Education,Public Service and Infrastructure. Industries should be in the hands of the Private sector . The windfall from the new found wealth can boost the country population ,which is just below three quarter million. Privatize the dead weights the Government subsidizes.

Poor ppl needs government involvement in starting businesses. 

Government creates the environment for the people to invest .Let the banks deal with financing. Create Small Business Loans like what we have in USA.

Django posted:

The government should focus on Criminal Justice system ,Health Services,Education,Public Service and Infrastructure. Industries should be in the hands of the Private sector . The windfall from the new found wealth can boost the country population ,which is just below three quarter million. Privatize the dead weights the Government subsidizes.

Bai, all dem things yuh listed deh, de PPP have committed tuh duh. Time fuh free yuhself from  all dat PNC dead weight and get aboard de PPP team fuh progress. 😀

People needs to be educated on finance management. The banks are skeptical of sharing out their money. 

To begin with, infrastructure is needed and a cost effective reliable power supply. APNY - AFC started on the wrong foot, by promising US 5000, oil profit. So who will work these factories if created. Land is in abundance, young people do not want to hear about agriculture. 

ksazma posted:
Django posted:

The government should focus on Criminal Justice system ,Health Services,Education,Public Service and Infrastructure. Industries should be in the hands of the Private sector . The windfall from the new found wealth can boost the country population ,which is just below three quarter million. Privatize the dead weights the Government subsidizes.

Bai, all dem things yuh listed deh, de PPP have committed tuh duh.

Time fuh free yuhself from  all dat PNC dead weight and get aboard de PPP team fuh progress. 😀

Committed to what ? who you all really fooling ?

Dave posted:

People needs to be educated on finance management. The banks are skeptical of sharing out their money. 

To begin with, infrastructure is needed and a cost effective reliable power supply.

APNY - AFC started on the wrong foot, by promising US 5000, oil profit. So who will work these factories if created. Land is in abundance, young people do not want to hear about agriculture. 

Education and Infrastructure already mentioned ?regarding reliable power generation ,that should be in the hands of Private Company.

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Ray posted:

focus on health, education and infrastructure...

Poor people in Guyana don't need new hotels

All you used to call Marriott a white elephant. It's now the best thing since slice bread.

Read the full PPP manifesto.

Granger is the real cancerous dumb ass and constitutional rapist.

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PPP/C unveils 2020-2025 manifesto | Guyana Times

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PPP/C unveils 2020-2025 manifesto | Guyana Times

 

 

…to create 50,000 jobs, distribute 10,000 house lots annually; lower taxes, electricity and water rates
…to independently manage oil revenues to benefit all Guyanese

By Rupa Sewnaraine

The People’s Progress Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Friday unveiled its much-anticipated plans and policies targeting key sectors for the intended benefit of all Guyanese as it prepares for the March 2020 General and Regional Elections.
At Freedom House on Friday afternoon, executives of the Party along with a crowd of supporters converged for the release of excerpts of their manifesto outlining projects for the years 2020 to 2025.
According to PPP/C Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali, this is a holistic plan which involved the input of thousands of Guyanese in order to find a comprehensive strategy to tackle all sectors.
“This process was quite different than what we’re historically accustomed to. The process was inclusive. It had views from all cross-sections of society, various stakeholders, members of the Diaspora and leaders from all walks of life, farmers, fishermen, students and people in the academic arena. What we’re sharing with you is excerpts from this process, an outline of a strategy, a vision and plan that is holistic, systematic, targeted, result-oriented, people-centred and people-driven,” Ali directed.

PPP/C General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo

According to the Party, its plan is to provide Guyanese with more jobs, particularly jobs for a new generation of Guyanese with higher education, vocational skills, and higher disposable incomes. While the public sector will continue to be a major employer, the private sector will be further incentivised to create more and better-paying jobs.
The PPP/C stated that it will provide the enabling environment and incentives for expansion of existing businesses and emergence of new businesses by removing obstacles to business growth, offering a fiscal regime that encourages investment, providing an empowering regulatory framework in which businesses can operate in a globally competitive manner and promoting skills-training to provide employers with a pool of highly-trained and skilled human resource.

PPP/C Presidential Candidate, Dr Irfaan Ali

In addition, as part of the Party’s fiscal and monetary policy, there will be a continuous review of taxation to support wealth creation and not serve as a disincentive to the expansion of business opportunities. In addition, the policy will be geared towards accelerating social spending and expanding infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo positioned that all aspects of the Party’s plans post-elections are implementable rather than mere promises.
“We had to avoid what parties do, that is, they make all sorts of promises and we, the People’s Progressive Party, decided against that when crafting this manifesto. That we’re not gonna make promises just to garner votes that we’d never be able to implement. You’ve seen the outcome of this with this Government. Every single idea that is in this plan here is implementable, has been costed and will be implemented,” he clarified.
Their plans cover improved healthcare, education, disposable income, utility services, infrastructure, jobs and all other sectors which are considered crucial for social and economic development. Adding to that, it points to smaller communities and sections of the population which are often overlooked.

Infrastructure

Supporters during the launch of the manifesto

Part of the manifesto speaks to the improvement of key infrastructure and the creation of 10,000 house lots every year. The PPP is all set to remove the Value Added Tax (VAT) on building materials, facilitate affordable financing for homeownership and support new housing schemes.
There are plans to improve community and hinterland roads which have been neglected for an extended period of time. Along with that, improvements will be made to the drainage and irrigation system to prevent flooding in communities.
Support will be given from central government for the establishment of a bypass road with connections to Mocha, Eccles and the Demerara Harbour Bridge. For the hinterland thoroughfares, 2000 miles of roadway will be built and maintained.
Projects expected to roll out include a deep-water harbour at the Berbice estuary, the Linden-Lethem roadway, the four-lane highway from Georgetown to Timehri, a high-span bridge across the Demerara River and duty-free zones.

Slashed utility bills
As it relates to power and water woes coupled with higher fees, the Party has assured that cheaper and reliable services will be offered to the common man.
Reinstated water subsidies to pensioners, affordable water rates and widening the distribution of treated water are some of what can be expected.
Along with the resuscitation of the Amaila Falls Hydropower Project, investments will be made in solar and wind-generated power for remote areas. The Hinterland Electrification Programme will be expanded along with the development of microgrids for large areas.
The liberalisation of the telecommunications sector, which was promised but never executed under the coalition, will be completed. This will ensure cheaper access to data and bandwidth. A State-sponsored project will ensure subsidised access to poor households, while the reinstated One Laptop per Family programme will provide the tools for greater learning and connectivity.

Productive sectors
Within the PPP/C’s tenure in office, they have promised to restore the 30,000 jobs which have been lost in recent years, along with diversifying the economy to offer more employment with higher wages.
In the draft manifesto document, rescuing the productive sector is an important aspect on their agenda to benefit the agriculture, mining and other industries.
In agriculture, the sugar estates are to be reopened and re-energise the local economy in sugar communities by providing support and partnerships with the private sector. An expansion of the rice industry can be expected by securing new markets for the produce. Farmers will benefit from a reverse in the increase in land rents and drainage charges.
For mining, the VAT on machinery will be reversed with revert on the two per cent royalty rate. Roads leading to mining communities are to be upgraded and the working conditions of workers will be improved.
The Party has documented a reverse in VAT also for forestry equipment, re-tooling the industry and maintaining primary roads.
For cattle and livestock, grants and concessions for these farmers will be given. Those involved in fisheries will see a reverse in the increase of licensing fees and taxes on equipment. Anti-piracy efforts will be undertaken by utilising GPS systems and drone monitoring.

Managing oil revenues
The Presidential Candidate sought to vocalise that his Party will ensure that the oil revenues are managed independently without any political interference.
While Guyana has been blessed with the boom of oil, Ali asserted that all other sectors will be developed equally and the benefits will be tenfold for the Guyanese people.
“It is not the only saving grace. Oil and gas, yes, is a blessing. It will help us to get there faster but we must address three important issues – the issue of proper management, the issue of transparency and accountability and the issue of benefits for all Guyana. We have to free the oil and gas sector of political control. We have to make it independent, technically sound, locally driven in the sustainable pathway”.

Education
Free tertiary education can be expected under the leadership of the PPP/C within five years along with the provision of 20,000 online scholarships. Generous tax incentives will be offered for private institutions to create a ripple effect and pave the way for affordability.
The Opposition Leader detailed, “All private educational institutions, a corporate tax waiver on income arising from fees and any earnings in the sector, from nursery to university. So if you establish a nursery school or a university in Guyana, you don’t have to pay corporate tax on income arising from time”.
E-learning for hinterland students, expansion of Information Communication Technology (ICT), incentives for teachers, enhancement of services for children with special education needs and the reinstatement of the $10,000 cash grant is promised. This grant was piloted under the last PPP administration, cushioning the expenses for students in the public education system.
After graduating, stable employment will be easily achieved as jobs will be created in various new segments of the economy. The expansion of business opportunities and newer avenues will present thousands of openings for youths.

https://usf.news/the-americas/...ifesto-guyana-times/

 
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Django posted:
ksazma posted:
Django posted:

The government should focus on Criminal Justice system ,Health Services,Education,Public Service and Infrastructure. Industries should be in the hands of the Private sector . The windfall from the new found wealth can boost the country population ,which is just below three quarter million. Privatize the dead weights the Government subsidizes.

Bai, all dem things yuh listed deh, de PPP have committed tuh duh.

Time fuh free yuhself from  all dat PNC dead weight and get aboard de PPP team fuh progress. 😀

Committed to what ? who you all really fooling ?

Bai, we ain’t fooling anyone. Fooling people is what the PNC does best. Try to free yourself from your shackles. You will tire yourself out trying to believe your own lies. 😀

ksazma posted:
Django posted:
ksazma posted:
Django posted:

The government should focus on Criminal Justice system ,Health Services,Education,Public Service and Infrastructure. Industries should be in the hands of the Private sector . The windfall from the new found wealth can boost the country population ,which is just below three quarter million. Privatize the dead weights the Government subsidizes.

Bai, all dem things yuh listed deh, de PPP have committed tuh duh.

Time fuh free yuhself from  all dat PNC dead weight and get aboard de PPP team fuh progress. 😀

Committed to what ? who you all really fooling ?

Bai, we ain’t fooling anyone. Fooling people is what the PNC does best. Try to free yourself from your shackles. You will tire yourself out trying to believe your own lies. 😀

Shackles !!! free from that for years .I am capable enough to know what to believe in. I can spot cons from a distance ,they come in all shades of color.

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