New Speaker seeking to raise the standard of the National Assembly
–intends to be fair and impartial
Newly elected Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Manzoor Nadir is seeking to raise the standard of the House. Mr. Nadir said that it is of the utmost importance that the 12th Parliament be effective, successful and exemplary.
“I would like to see us raise that bar a bit, so that we can show the next generation that we can live up to international best standards in democracy, respect for humanity and decency,” he stated.
Mr. Nadir added that he is enthused and dedicated to having a 12th Parliament that will positively impact on the pertinent issues, such as constitutional reform, legislative reform and the implementation of new laws that cater to the changing reality.
The Speaker made it clear that there will be no favouritism shown to any side of the House.
“I am committed to working with all sides of the house to ensure that this 12th Parliament be inscribed in the history of our country as being one of the most successful… I promise to be impartial, fair and just while upholding the rules of law and procedures in the execution of my responsibilities as Speaker of this Honourable House,” he pledged.
Addressing the new Parliamentarians, the Speaker who has over 40 years of political experience under his belt said that the job requires “dedication, unbiased dialog, integrity and most importantly, acting in the best interest of the people of Guyana.”
He reminded the MPs that their constituencies entrusted them with their lives, future and rely on them to be their voices in the House. “As you took your oaths today, I urge you to always be accessible to your constituency and to uphold your vows to the people of Guyana,” the Speaker urged.
Additionally, he called on the returning Parliamentarians to continue their sterling contributions to the country.