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Government fails to comply with Electricity Law, crisis continues

Santo Domingo.- Young Business Leaders Association (ANJE) president Laura Peña on Sunday said the Government fails to comply with the Law on Electricity, which in her view leads to the sector’s crisis and poor quality service.

She said ANJE aims to hammer out major agreements on education, taxes and electricity, that she affirms the country needs. “To make us competitive as a country we must refocus ourselves to these three covenants. The electricity law isn’t being complied with, which says that the Government must regulate the electricity sector and encourage private-sector investment.”

Interviewed by Orlando Jorge on Color Vision Channel 9, the business leader said a fairer tax system is required  so that large, medium and small companies don’t pay the same amount of tax, but based on each one’s income instead.

Peña regrets the continued growth of the country’s informal jobs “while formal ones head downhill,” since several companies carried out layoffs due to the economic crisis affecting the country. “We have to find a way that companies employ more people.”

She also criticized the country’s low competitiveness and the fight against corruption, noting that it’s possible to improve those figures by adhering to the three pacts proposed by the Government and civil society.

Source: DT

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