PM Céant Announces Economic Measures
Prime Minister Ceant said in a 20-minute address to the nation late Saturday that the government's first decision has been to "cut the prime minister's budget by 30%",which suggested the presidency and parliament will take similar measures.
"We also need to withdraw all extra privileges for high-level government officials, like allowances for gas and telephones, needless trips abroad, and the amount of consultants," he said on state television (TNH).
“We will continue to act on the Petro Caribe dossier, “ Ceant promised. “We will go faster now, to allow the country to find the missing Petro Caribe funds.”
He said he would quickly name a new director who would be tasked with moving the process forward.
The speech also detailed measures aimed at increasing government revenue and reducing inflation.