Some reasons behind the budget cuts
Why cut monies to GINA and NCN and gave them only ONE DOLLAR?
Because NCN made a massive profit of over $500, 000, 000 in 2011. NCN is in a financial position to pay all its workers and to meet its expenses. NCN is used by the PPP as part of its propaganda machinery. PPP 2011 campaign ads were classified as PSAs (Public Service Announcements) – so the PPP didn’t pay a blind cent for all the elections ads carried on a publicly owned utility. And the head of NCN, by speaking on the PPP election platform, was clearest proof of how the PPP has made NCN its propaganda arm. All of this is corruption!
GINA must not receive taxpayers’ money to finance PPP propaganda.
GINA’s job is to deliver news about Government policies and national events, not to sell PPP propaganda.
PPP propaganda should be funded by the PPP, not the taxpayers! It is shameless for the minority government to want to give these propaganda outfits your hard earned TAX dollars!
Any persons dismissed by GINA and NCN will be out of the usual political spite and not, as the PPP is telling you, because the opposition wants to take bread out of workers mouth. Keep the fat cats fat and starve the small people. That is the PPP way!
The minority PPP Government said no to paying a $10,000 increase to ordinary public servants who are being paid a pittance, while the PPP favorites and cronies are being paid monthly salaries of sometimes as high as 15000 US dollars (3 million dollars) a month! Some get less but plenty times more than nearly all other public service workers. Not to mention special contracts.
APNU argued for a $10, 000 across the board increase for public sector workers. Put that all together and it still is less than the total of some of the high paid ones when you add up their salaries. So it is crumbs for ordinary workers and champagne for breakfast everyday for the loyal special set.