Supplementary financing approval has been given for the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to fill high-level positions, to ensure the efficient functioning of the tax body.On Friday, November 17, the National Assembly passed the Supplementary Appropriation No 3/2017 which provided $2.9 billion for current and capital expenditures.Of that sum, $118 million was allocated to the GRA for additional employment in 2017. “There’re a total of 61 new persons that are being hired over the course of 2017. The amounts also cater for promotions and various other adjustments,” Finance Minister Winston Jordan explained.The high-level positions which remain to be filled include Comptroller of Customs and Commissioner. Over the last month, the GRA has been advertising the positions in the local newspapers.
A host of former Reds, including Clayton Blackmore and Denis Irwin (pictured), will be in Co Donegal in June – to raise money for charity.Blackmore, Irwin, David May and ex-Celt Brian McClair will all jump in the saddle at various points over the eight-day challenge to ride the 592 miles from Mizen Head in Cork to Malin Head.Funds raised by participants in the Big Red Bike Ride will help assist Manchester United Foundation, Irish Autism Action and Hearts & Minds Challenge continue to deliver life-changing services. Although Irwin told ManUtd.com he’s “not a cyclist at all”, the Reds legend, now 46, is looking forward to the challenge.“It’s a great opportunity to see the best parts of Ireland and raise some money,” he said. “I’ve seen quite a bit of Ireland before but never on a bike! I go to the gym quite a bit and I run, but I’m not a cyclist at all.“I’ll have to do a little bit of training. You always get a few who think it’s the Tour de France, but it’s just to raise money so I’ll be back in the pack and enjoying it. I hope lots of supporters join us because it should be an inspiring experience in aid of charities that do so much work to support children and families.”For more information, or to get involved in the Big Red Bike Ride, visit www.heartsandmindschallenge.org MAN UNITED STARS SET FOR DONEGAL CHARITY CYCLE was last modified: January 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CHARITY CYCLEMalin HeadManchester United