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Dominican Rep. deputies dismiss IMF’s call for a higher light bill

Santo Domingo.- Deputies from the various political parties on Tuesday rejected the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) suggestion that the Government raise the light bill as the only solution to that problem.

Ruling PLD party deputy Ramón Cabrera said a higher light bill at present would cause a considerable fall in the population’s purchasing power, whereas his opposition PRD party colleague, Hugo Núñez, called it “inconceivable” to levy more taxes on the population through energy sector.

Pro-government PRSC party deputy Maximo Castro said the Government should take the measures needed to deal with the energy crisis but without affecting the poorest sectors.

On Monday the IMF Mission) concluded its consultation to Dominican Republic, warning the electricity sector continues to drag a large deficit.

Source: DT

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