Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Aaron Humes Reporting: This morning at a packed Independence Hall, the People’s United Party has presented it’s social contract with the people of Belize.
Over the first 100 days of a PUP Government, the party plans to address key issues from education to health to government reform.
The governance reform agenda includes the following: build operating bases and outposts along the border; disband the Gang Suppression Unit, repeal firearms laws and prosecute acts of abuse by persons in power.
The PUP commits to appointing the civil society rep in the Senate; require the Senate to confirm appointments of senior public officers; reconfigure and empower the public accounts committee of the House of Representatives; strengthen the Integrity Commission; exempt PAYE workers from Income tax and make other reforms to financial services; transfer the Petrocaribe funds to an Upliftment Fund; revisit the hotel and tourism accommodation act to engage GST; raise the minimum wage and increase ssb benefits; provide free education from preschool to sixth format and scholarships; and roll out NHI.
We will have more on this report during the course of the day.
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