M&CC needs to cut its expenditure

first_imgDear Editor, Dear Editor, The economic slowdown in the country has impacted every entity in Guyana, causing most businesses to make tough but necessary decisions in regard to personnel in all of their operations, including layoffs and redundancies.Is it not time for the bankrupt Georgetown Municipality to do the same, and consider reducing overtime; implementing hiring freezes; salary freezes; downsizing and layoffs; salary reductions; furloughs; temporary shutdowns of some of its sections; work-sharing arrangements; shortened work weeks or workdays; and eliminating training programs, especially overseas ones?Let us face it: why does a purportedly cash strapped municipality, which is doing nothing positive for the citizens, need a public relations department? To write an occasional letter to the press and to host an insipid weekly television programme? The citizens don’t need a green washing tool to just carry out acts of window dressing, they need a clean and healthy city.  Having a large audit department in a municipality that has not had its accounts audited, qualified or presented to the citizenry for decades is nothing short of a sick joke. Maybe these staff members of the Audit Department should be reclassified and sent after delinquent ratepayers. Rather than crying out each day and harassing persons each day for more revenue, the Council needs to simply cut its expenditure.Sincerely,Mateo Phelepelast_img read more