Region 2 RDC deeply concerned about alleged tampering of 2018 budget proposal

first_imgDear Editor,The Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) is deeply concerned about the alleged tampering of the budget proposal for 2018.An examination of the proposed budget by the Regional Chairman, Regional Vice Chairman, Councillors and other key stakeholders revealed a lack of key priorities identified and recommended at a key stakeholders consultation held in August 2017.Regional Democratic Council (RDC) Councillors – from both Government and the Opposition – have signed and dispatched a letter to the Communities Minister expressing their dissatisfaction, and called for an investigation.The RDC strongly rejects those actions of excluding key decisions made at the consultation; a consultation that engaged stakeholders to participate and offer priorities to positively impact and transform the lives of residents. Such actions are undemocratic and can reduce public confidence.The Regional Chairman openly rejects the inclusion of million for the purchase of two enclosed vehicles. One such vehicle was identified for the Regional Chairman himself; a decision he does not support since there are numerous other priorities that are needed in a region where the economy is struggling.The RDC will continue to make all dedicated efforts to foster transparency and accountability, in the best interest of its people.Sincerely,Devanand RamdattRegional ChairmanRegion Twolast_img

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