Prime Minister to charter Constitutional Reform process

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By Jomo Paul

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo following his swearing in.
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo following his swearing in.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is now responsible for two key aspects of the APNU+AFC’s plan to take Guyana forward – the Information Sector and constitutional reform.

The APNU+AFC in its elections manifesto stated that it “recognizes that the Constitution, in its current form, does not serve the best interest of Guyana or its people.”

The coalition pledged that within three months of taking up office, APNU+AFC will appoint a Commission to amend the Constitution with the full participation of the people.

According to the coalition, the amended constitution will put the necessary checks and balances in place to consolidate Guyana’s “ethos of liberal democracy. Freedom of speech,reduction of the power of the President and the Bill of Rights will be enshrined in the document.”

As it relates to the information sector, APNU+AFC stated that it would give priority to the restructuring and liberalisation of the telecommunications and information sectors.

Nagamootoo in a recent interview indicated that he has the responsibility of oversight for both of these sectors.

“I will oversee information sector and constitutional reform…particularly constitutional reform which we see as important so I will be driving that through my office,” the Prime Minister said.

He however indicated that his role is going to be one with some oversight of how all the ministries function.

Nagamootoo was sworn in on Wednesday at the Ministry of the Presidency after which he pointed out that for the constitutional reform, a start would be made “on humbling the powers of the president, the excessive powers of the executive, and to see how we could bring about greater inclusion within the governing system.”

Nagamootoo will also have direct responsibility of the Parliamentary Agenda for the APNU+AFC government.

 

6 COMMENTS

  1. Governments have changed all over who really does the Ppp think they are ?Invincible.The world is a dynamic place just look around what happened in TT, ST LUCIA, SHRI LANKA.JUST look around wake up and smell the coffee thing are not the same and the faster you come to grips it would be better.The wpuld is not going to stop to wait for you Ramatour and Jagdeo move on.

  2. WHY RECOUNT A WIN IS A WIN , THE EX PRESIDENT CANNOT HAVE HIS DWN WAY , GECOM AND ALL THE OBSERVERS ,SAID IT WAS A FAIR ELECTIONS , HE JUST HAVE TO ACCEPT HIS LOST AND MOVE ON. GOD BLESS GUYANA IT WAS GOD WILL FOR THE COLLATION TO TAKE CONTROL OF GUYANA,…… ONE PEOPLE ONE NATION ONE DESTINY ,

  3. Prime Minister to charter Constitutional Reform process
    ,reduction of the power of the President???
    Nagamoottoo will reduce the power of the President?
    President Granger power ?
    In 3 months time?

    What most Guyanese would like see Nagamoottoo do right now ifs be champion for transparency and democracy and demand that GECOM open those ballot boxes and demand a full recount so that most Guyanese will see that he and his political party were elected freely fairly transparently by the will of the people for the people he now wants to represent. If no call no demands then Nagamoottoo will be seen as joiner of rigger of election PNC..

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