Saturday 29 February, 2020

PPP/C promises more jobs and educational opportunities for Guyanese

Photo: Peoples Progressive Party/Civic

Photo: Peoples Progressive Party/Civic

People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Presidential candidate Dr Irfaan Ali has promised to create more jobs and improve access to education once he is given a chance to lead Guyana after the March 2 Regional and General Elections.

Ali made the comment while addressing PPP/C supporters at a political rally in Linden, Region Ten on Sunday.

“We are not only going to restore the 30,000 jobs that we have lost but we are going to ensure that we create 50,000 jobs that will put people back to work,” Ali said.

He said the Government is lecturing Guyanese about the oil boom but has not created any programs to ensure citizens are trained to work in the sector.

“We have to ensure we invest in the human resources by giving you the necessary skills, by ensuring that we equip the technical institute to function in the new economy and provide the training that is relevant to give you the job opportunities in the oil and gas sector.

“We are going to ensure we build facilities that will equip you to be part of the future of this country. Not only creating jobs but making you entrepreneurs, ensuring that you can build companies that will benefit from the spin-off of the oil sector,” he stated.

The party plants to reintroduce its controversial “Because we care” education grant and increase the subvention to GYD $50,000 per child.

Ali chastised the Government focusing mainly on the oil and gas sector when Guyana’s bread and butter industries such as forestry and agriculture are suffering.

He promised to construct better access roads and improve infrastructure so farmers in Region Ten can have better access to the local and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) market.

“This is the approach that will ensure farming is sustainable (and make) farming work for the farmer and the people."

Ali urged Guyanese to think of their future when they cast their votes on Election Day.

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