Senior Minister with Responsibility for Finance Dr. Ashni Singh presented the Budget 2023 on Monday afternoon, outlining a series of initiatives that he said will address urgent and immediate needs in the country.
One of the key highlights of the budget was the allocation of $4 billion to the Guyana Sugar Cooperation, which Dr. Singh said will help to boost the country’s economy and create jobs. In addition, the education sector received a significant boost with an allocation of $94.4 billion for new schools, teachers, and educational programs.
The health sector also received a significant allocation, with $84.9 billion being set aside for the construction of new hospitals and the training of health workers. Dr. Singh said this would help ensure all Guyanese access quality healthcare.
Nightly News’ Shemar Alleyne was at Parliament for the budget presentation and filed a report, saying that the budget is focused on addressing the needs of the Guyanese people and promoting economic growth and job creation. He also noted that the government’s commitment to infrastructure and education is a positive step forward for the country.
Overall, the 2023 budget is expected to positively impact the country’s economy and the well-being of its citizens. The government’s commitment to investing in key sectors such as education, health, and infrastructure is crucial in building a stronger and more prosperous Guyana.