President of the Downtown Owners and Merchants Association, Gregory Aboud, said this country cannot afford to lose a business day and he is calling on the Watson Duke, head of the Public Services Association (PSA) to rethink his position on telling public servants to take a Covid-19 day off next week Tuesday.
Duke made the call on Monday, in light of suggestions made by economist and former deputy governor of the Central Bank Dr Terrence Farrell who said to shoulder the financial burden on the economy, the government must increase utility rates and make cuts in the public service.
But, Duke warned the Government that if any public servants were to go home, prepare to face a battle.
Aboud, in an interview with the Express, said all hands need to be on deck at a time where the economy is looking gloomy.
He said “There is a risk at this time to the country’s fiscal account that is very serious and we cannot afford to lose a working day in the week. I am calling for him to withdraw that call and make such actions the very last option. Now is not the time.”