Santo Domingo-The young business leaders grouped in ANJE hailed president Danilo Medina’s inaugural speech which in their view outlines important issues such as transparency in public office, education, the fight against corruption and poverty, among others.
ANJE president Manuel Cabral said the speech stressed the importance of the Social Pact announced as a national priority, including comprehensive tax reform, education and electricity, to comply with the national development strategy and achieve a competitive country with wellbeing for all.
"For us to address these three areas of the Social Compact announced by President Medina, represent the main drive to obtain tangible changes needed to put the country on the path of progress and a more productive and balanced nation-building."
Regarding the pact for a tax reform, Cabral said the readjustment of taxes must be performed under the multi-sector agreement, while reiterating that the restructuring must start by reducing and rationalizing government spending to allocate funds to priority areas.
In a statement, the ANJE leader added that to ensure transparency and implement the measures, a serious discussion needs to be started on the necessary changes in income and to make the Dominican tax system more adequate.