GEORGETOWN, Guyana–December 12th 2020–President Mohamed Irfaan Ali said that members of the Guyana Defence Force will get two weeks tax-free bonus in their next pay check.
The Head of State made this announcement on Friday, as he shared Christmas lunch with GDF ranks in the border community of Kaikan, in Region Seven (Cuyuni- Mazaruni).
“Even with the difficulties of the pandemic, the slope of the recovery expenditure, the reorganizing of the budget to facilitate resources to mitigate issues surrounding the pandemic…we are still going to deliver to our men and women in uniform. I have asked to be included in your next pay slip, two weeks of tax-free bonus for all of our men and women in uniform.”
The President was however swift to assure the soldiers that it was the first of many such opportunities on the horizon for them. He said that his Government will ensure that the quality of life of the ranks and their families improve.