President Ali issues Proclamation for sitting of the Twelfth Parliament

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Ms. Gail Teixeira, today, announced that His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, in pursuance of the powers conferred upon him by Article 69 (1) of the Constitution of Guyana, has issued Proclamation Number 1 of 2020 declaring September 1, 2020 as the date for the sitting of the Twelfth Parliament.

President Ali, also in pursuance of Article 69 (1) of the Constitution, has designated the Arthur Chung Conference Centre at 5E Half Orchid Drive, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown as the place where a session of the Twelfth Parliament shall be held at 10:00 hours. A Member may choose to participate in the deliberations of the National Assembly remotely by electronic means, as it is unsafe to host the sessions in the Parliament Chamber, Public Building, Brickdam until the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) abates. 

The Proclamation also states that this venue shall begin and remain as such until advice is received from the Minister of Health that the safety measures including social distancing, with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic is no longer necessary. Once this is done, sittings will be held in the Parliament Chamber, Public Building.

By Proclamation dated December 27, 2019 issued under Article 70 (2) of the Constitution, the Eleventh Parliament of Guyana was dissolved on December 30, 2019.

This proclamation replaces the one issued yesterday.


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