[www.inewsguyana.com] – Cabinet has been informed by Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Basil Williams on amendments to several pieces of legislation which are expected to be laid in the National Assembly following the consideration by the Parliamentary Affairs Sub-Committee.
Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo told a post Cabinet media briefing on Wednesday that the Bills, which were identified as the Broadcast Amendment Bill 2015, the Coroner’s Amendment Bill 2015 and the Law Reform Commission Bill 2015 would be referred to the Parliamentary Affairs sub-committee which is chaired by him.
Cabinet was also briefed on a list of outstanding matters from the 10th Parliament which basically comprised Bills that had lapsed from the previous Parliament which should be re-tabled in the National Assembly.
“Our remit is that we are not opposed to any piece or pieces of legislation that may have been submitted to Parliament before, notwithstanding, that it might have been submitted by the then Government,” the Prime Minister stated.
The First Vice President further added that if there is merit in any of the pieces of legislation and they are in the interest of Guyana, “we will proceed to re-table them as bills tabled by this new Government.”
Some of these bills are:
– Wages and Salaries Commission Bill
– Local Authorities Establishment of Towns – Mabaruma, Mahdia, Bartica and Lethem
– The Telecommunications Bill
– The Public Utilities Bill
[Extracted and modified from GINA]