Date for convening 11th parliament yet to be set; Gov’t says “very shortly”

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Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs
Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs says he has received no official instruction from the APNU+AFC government on the convening of the 11th Parliament.

President David Granger on May 18 had said that the APNU+AFC will be looking to convene parliament within 14 days. The 14 days will expire on June 1.

The life of the 10th Parliament was abruptly cut short after Former President Donald Ramotar prorogued all sittings of the National Assembly when his administration was threatened with a no confidence motion.

The prorogation effectively killed several bills that were before the National Assembly including the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Bill, Education Reform Bill, Customs Amendment Bill and the Telecommunications Bill.

When contacted on Friday, Isaacs confirmed that he has not received any instructions to issue a notice of parliamentary sitting but insisted that the government has “more time” to do so.

When contacted, Press Liaison Officer Mark Archer said that “an announcement will be made very shortly.” [Jomo Paul]

 

 

 

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