Opposition a no-show for PMC

─ “They have given very flimsy excuses” – PM Nagamootoo

─ Parliament would have to take such action as it deems necessary

DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Parliamentary Management Committee (PMC) met today to deal mainly with security issues in and around the Public Buildings, but the Opposition Members of Parliament (MPs) were again a no show.

During an invited comment, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said:

“I consider the excuses that they have given, very flimsy excuses.”

The Prime Minister noted that PMC was summoned to meet last week.

“This is the second time we are coming here with a high-level delegation from the Government to deal with the issue of security of the Parliament.”

The security in and around the boundaries of the Public buildings was placed on the front burner following claims that heavily armed persons associated with the opposition were on the premises during the consideration of the December 21 vote.

“We are very disappointed that the opposition has chosen on the second consecutive occasion to stay away and not to recognise the importance of the issue that we have all decided we must have put on the agenda,” Prime Minister Nagamootoo explained.

Additionally, the Prime Minister noted that the leadership of the Parliament would have to take such action as it deems necessary to protect its integrity.

The government’s team comprises of Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman, Minister of Legal Affair Basil Williams and Minister of Social Protection and Government’s Chief Whip Amna Ally.

Rebecca Ganesh.

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