Thu | Aug 24, 2017

Too much confusion in Gov't, says Phillips

Published:Friday | June 17, 2016 | 6:22 PM
Phillips says the level of confusion has been affecting investor confidence, which in turn may impact the value of the Jamaica dollar.

Opposition spokesman on finance, Dr Peter Phillips is claiming that confidence in the economy is being affected by what he says is far too much confusion coming out of the government. 

Phillip cited the arguments over the construction of the South Coast highway project and whether taxes imposed on fuels will impact consumers saying they send the wrong signal.

According to Dr Phillips, the level of confusion has been affecting investor confidence, which in turn may impact the value of the Jamaica dollar.

He says these issues have been  made worse by what he claims are broke election promises.

The opposition spokesman asserts that the bungling seen so far in the Andrew Holness-led administration shows that the ruling party is not ready to lead the government.

[50]

He was speaking last evening at a People’s National Party forum.

Phillips, who was the PNP’s campaign director in the February General Election, told party supporters that the PNP is on a journey of renewal following the election loss.

He also said the party has to examine itself and reconnect with the population.

The opposition spokesman said given the one-seat majority by the government in Parliament, the opposition must prepare itself to take on the task of leading Jamaica again.