Kamla to take spotlight in Budget debate today

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Kamla to take spotlight in Budget debate today

After describing the 2024 Budget has “painful and deceptive”, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar is expected to take the floor in Parliament today as she responds to the $59.209 billion package.

Persad-Bissessar will speak from 1.30 pm in the House of Representatives, and will be allotted the same amount of time as Imbert utilised for his presentation — four hours and eight minutes.

After today’s debate, contributions on the 2024 Budget in the House of Representatives will continue next Monday morning.

Persad-Bissessar is expected to cover what she described as the Government’s management shortcomings from security to property tax, the vulnerable and impoverished and the erosion of business and economic advancement under PNM policies. Her contribution will also reflect the views and recommendations of people who spoke at the UNC’s recent Budget consultations in the 14 regional corporation areas.