[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Peoples National Congress Reform’s (PNC/R) General Council has passed a Motion in support of the stand taken A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) in the National Assembly with respect to the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Bill 2013.
The motion was passed at the party’s statutory General Council Meeting yesterday, (November 9) at the Party Headquarters, Congress Place, Sophia. The General Council was held under the theme “People’s victory through local Democracy”.
There the Council also called on President Donald Ramotar to assent to all Local Government Bills that were passed unanimously in the National Assembly “and to respect the Constitution of Guyana and all constitutional agencies and to guarantee the independence and autonomy of those agencies” a statement added.
Leader of the PNCR, David Grangerin delivering the feature address said the failure of the National Assembly to pass the AML/CFT Bill lies squarely on the shoulders of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Administration.
Granger said that the APNU remains committed to and supports the passage of a strong and effective legislation. He said that the PPP/C Administration continues to exhibit a poor track record regarding the prosecution and interdiction of Money Launderer and Drug Traffickers.
The Opposition Leader told the Council that an Anti-Money Laundering Bill was enacted in 2000, and since that time the PPP/C administration had failed to prosecute or charge anyone for laundering.
The party says the focus of this, the final General Council for 2013 was to address the Party’s preparation and planning for Local Government Elections. General Council is the second highest decision making forum of the PNCR.