Speaking during the budget debate in the Parliament yesterday, accusations flew from the government benches to the opposition’s, this during talk of statistics and the Central Statistical Office by Minister of Planning and Sustainable Development, Dr. Bhoe Tewarie.
Minister Tewarie repeated previous sentiments that there are problems faced at the organisation. His comment came on the heels of the International Monetary Fund’s admission that it is concerned about deficiencies at the office.
The Opposition has questioned the validity of statistical information coming out of the CSO and the numbers in the review of the economy for budget making decisions. Minister Tewarie said among the many issues faced by the Central Statistical Office, is the issue of accommodation.
The minister later told the Opposition that they were responsible in part, for the issue of accommodation faced by the CSO.