Member of Parliament George Pantophlet says it is time to move forward with reminding the Minister of Economic Affairs Franklyn Meyers of some 10 questions posed to him in the letter of August 17, 2011.
The questions were with regards to the control on gas stations, the issuing of fines, the weight of the gas cylinders, supermarkets, how many persons are employed to carry out controls, when did those controls took place and so on. Moving forward on what government is doing with regards to alleviating the high electricity bills. Moving forward with why government rejected the National Alliance proposal of 50% reduction on the fuel clause for 6 months. But have not come up with a solution to this problem. Moving forward with why government rejected the subsidizing of school fees for secondary schools. And how can we forget that the Prime Minister who during a press briefing said that we will see change. Yes a change in the upward movement of our electricity bills. Moving forward with why government rejected the Re-bounce Program. Incidentally is it true that the UP/DP government is planning to increase the turnover tax? People are going through a very difficult time financially. And if this is what government plans to do then they are really looking to increase business closure and perpetuate poverty. Some people can’t even put food on the table and are sending their children to school hungry. On the matter of electricity, he understood that the multi millionaire Minister of Everything said that he also pays Gebe. The Member of Parliament says he wonders what the Minister was referring to with such a statement. The Member of Parliament wonders who benefits from the importing of fuel. Moving forward why is it that our small local contractors are out of work with all the major road repairs taking place? Why is Telem being allowed to stutter? Can’t find a partner as yet? What has happened to the ECC license? The Member of Parliament says he is also preparing some questions for the Minister of Finance one of which had to do with whether he has put together the committee to look into preparing the law on dividends, amendments to the casino and lottery ordinances. Moving forward.