Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley says that government has taken responsibility for some of the hardships public servants are enduring due to the current economic situation.

According to the Dr Rowley the restraints being experienced are necessary due to the wastage by the previous administration

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Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley

The Prime Minister, while speaking at the PNM’s post-budget public meeting in Belmont on Friday night, told public servants they needed to be thankful because the situation could have been worse. Adding that while greater retrenchment could have been one option to curb government expenditure, it is something his administration is cautious about.