The Alliance for Change (AFC), one of the parties that presently make up the illegal coalition Government, has once again restated its support towards a proposal made by economist, Dr Clive Thomas back in 2018 which recommended that Government spend a percentage of the oil revenue on direct cash transfers to the people, whether conditional or not. The party in a recent press release to the media restated that it strongly supports the conditional cash transfers since it is the means of ensuring that traditionally neglected segments of the country’s population are able to benefit meaningfully from the natural wealth of the country, which is oil revenues.The AFC further added that it is currently in the process of preparing a more comprehensive policy which will consider numerous actions to benefit the Guyanese population.“While the AFC is in the process of formulating a more comprehensive policy position to advance to the Guyanese people, we believe strongly that the concept has merit and should not be dismissed without the benefit of further examination….the policy will explore several indirect initiatives which can benefit Guyanese, including: low interest loans, improved healthcare, free education, enhanced pensions and NIS benefits, greater access to affordable housing, as well as conditional cash transfers”, the AFC noted in a statement.The party pointed out that countries worldwide have managed to successfully pull off the idea of cash transfers, as Brazil’s “Bolsa Familia” programme was identified as a suitable model. It, therefore, believes that there is a scope for similar initiatives in Guyana.“The AFC believes that cash transfers tied to social programmes and responsible civic behaviour have been proven to work in other countries. There are numerous successful models worldwide which have brought significant social adjustments to marginalised people and catalysed further socioeconomic progress, therefore, one such programme close to home is Brazil’s “Bolsa Familia”, under which poor families with children, must ensure their children attend school and are vaccinated in order to qualify for and remain on the programme.” The statement read.But while other parties are backing the idea including the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), President David Granger, when asked about this proposal last year, had said there was “no evidential basis” for cash payouts.
PSG, who face Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Wednesday, are top of their domestic league with maximum points but lost to Liverpool in their opening European fixture.As City prepare to face Hoffenheim, after losing their opener to Lyon, manager Guardiola has dismissed reports in the press of a move for the 19-year-old, involving the sale of Raheem Sterling to help finance a deal.Speaking at his press conference, the former Barcelona and Bayern boss said: “That is not going to happen. Sometimes I don’t understand where the news comes from.“Manchester City don’t have, and are not going to spend, the money that maybe Mbappe deserves, or PSG deserves.“PSG is not going to sell this kind of player to any other club in the world for the next years, I guess. So that is not going to happen.“Mbappe is not going to come here and we are not going to swap Raheem [Sterling] or another top player that we have.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kylian MbappeLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 2 – Pep Guardiola says a move for Kylian Mbappe is not a likely scenario for Manchester City.The France and Paris Saint-Germain star has been shining in Ligue 1 again for his club this season.
Wayne Rooney will not play a part in Manchester United’s Champions League game at PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night.The England striker missed the weekend win over Liverpool with a hamstring injury and will not be risked for United’s opening group stage clash in Holland.Rooney’s absence could mean a start for £58million summer signing Anthony Martial.Louis van Gaal opted to field Marouane Fellaini up front against Liverpool but a stunning cameo from Martial could see him handed his full debut against PSV.Van Gaal has also taken James Wilson and Andreas Pereira to Holland.Wilson has been tipped to leave Old Trafford on loan having not featured this season, but the striker is included in the 20-man squad with Rooney left behind.Midfielder Pereira is also part of the travelling party having recently returned from injury.David De Gea is again expected to start after making his first appearance of the season against Liverpool, while Ashley Young could come in for Memphis Depay following his impressive second-half performance.United’s travelling squad: David De Gea, Sergio Romero; Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian, Paddy McNair, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw, Chris Smalling, Antonio Valencia; Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera, Andreas Pereira, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Juan Mata, Ashley Young; Memphis Depay, Marouane Fellaini, Anthony Martial, James Wilson. 1 Wayne Rooney