Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, is criticizing the Opposition for what he sees as inaccuracies in their assessment of the government’s budget for the next fiscal year.
He says despite criticizing the growth numbers for the current administration, the opposition is not entitled to its own facts.
Dr. Clarke was closing the budget debate this afternoon. He accused the opposition of taking credit for the current growth in the economy despite previously questioning the government’s shift from direct to indirect taxation.
Dr. Clarke also attacked Opposition Spokesman on Finance, Mark Golding, for questioning the 4 billion dollar increase in the PATH programme.
During his budget presentation Mark Golding said the expansion translated to only 32 dollars per day per student not enough to a buy a patty.
However Dr. Clarke says the Opposition’s comment is misguided.