Parliamentary, governance matters among Minister of Social Cohesion’s portfolio

Amna Ally
Amna Ally, Minister of Social Cohesion
Amna Ally, Minister of Social Cohesion

[] – Minister of Social Cohesion in the A Partnership for National Unity, Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Government, Amna Ally says that governance and parliamentary matters are among the issues listed in her portfolio, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA).

During an interview with GINA at her office located in the Office of the President [which is to be renamed the Ministry of the Presidency], Minister Ally added that while she will be involved in governance matters in and around the government unit, she would also be in charge of parliamentary matters.

She expressed the hope that when Parliament is reconvened and all the terms of reference for the Ministers are made out, by then she would be able to clarify the issues which would become her priority.

Observing that the name of the unit is a new one, Minister Ally explained that she is currently studying what happened within it during the tenure of former Presidential Advisor on Governance Gail Teixeira of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic.

She pointed out that, “I am more or less studying what’s been happening, and then I am going to do an assessment in collaboration with the President and other members of the Cabinet, then we are going to take it from there. I am still new in it and am trying to find out what exactly should be the priority.”

It should also be noted that while Ally says she will be responsible for governance issues, President David Granger has since appointed and sworn in AFC member, Raphael Trotman as Minister of Governance. This is one of the many new ministries created by Granger.

iNews had reported on Friday that the Ministry of Governance will serve to improve the quality of governance in the country, in particular the observance of constitutional provisions.

Trotman will also be responsible for the establishment of a Commission to look at constitutional reform and to ensure that there is stricter application of Article 13 of the constitution which calls for inclusionary governance.

While this is the case, Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo had stated that he will be responsible for the country’s constitutional reform.



  1. How do you give someone, a political gadfly, like Amna Ally a portfolio known as “social cohesion”? I am still not all clear what this Ministry is about but I assume it has something to do with bringing people together in keeping with the “unity” slogan used in the coalition’s campaign. The Minister obviously does not know herself what she has to do because she talks about “governance and parliamentary issues” both of which have their own subject Minister (Trotman and the PM).

    This individual did nothing more but HECKLE prior to and during the life of the 10th Parliament. She also “cuss out” Africo Selman. Is this the person who is expected to bring “social cohesion”??? This Ministry is a waste of tax payers money. No one can doubt me, we are back to the days of the PNC and Burnham. All the signs are there.

  2. Someone said her head looks like a bird’s nest and Africo Selman said she is foul-mouthed. Her appointment is highly unnecessary in the bigger scheme of things.

  3. I am pretty sure I heard something about you Abna Babna. I can’t really remember if it was said that you are a dunce or something about you being a Google expert. Well whichever it is I’m sure time will tell.


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