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Speeches in the National Assembly

Local Authorities (Elections) (Amendment) Bill 2012 – Bill No. 2 of 2012

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Published Date: 15 Mar, 2012 | Speech delivered at: 4th Sitting - Tenth Parliament

Mr. Bulkan: Thank you Mr. Speaker. Colleagues and Hon. Members, I rise on behalf of the APNU in relation to the Bill. The Hon. Member, Mr. Ganga Persaud, the Minister of Local Government and Regional Development has indeed suggested  that we on this side of the House will have no problem in supporting the motion which seeks the postponement, yet again, of Local Government Elections. I note the Hon. Minister says that the Government remains aggressively committed to seeing that these elections are held as soon as possible, and as he says, under the new Local Government System. I...

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Approval of Government’s Policy in President’s Address

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Published Date: 15 Mar, 2012 | Speech delivered at: 4th Sitting - Tenth Parliament

Minister of Public Works [Mr. Benn]: I rise, on this side of the House, to pay acknowledgement and to consider, along with the other Hon. Members, the address by His Excellency Donald Rabindranauth Chandarpaul, the new President of the Republic of Guyana…[Interruption]…  It is Donald Rabindranauth Ramotar. In so doing, I want to pay tribute to our new President.  Our new President in his address did speak to his long years in the National Assembly, and the fact that during those years he has been able to build enduring friendships on all sides of the...

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Local Authorities (Elections) (Amendment) Bill 2012 – Bill No. 2 of 2012

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Published Date: 15 Mar, 2012 | Speech delivered at: 4th Sitting - Tenth Parliament

Mr. B. Williams: Mr. Speaker, I am loath to speak on this issue having spoken on it for years now but I need to clear the record in relation to the contentions of the Hon. Minister, Mr. Whittaker. He has contended that there has been consensus; we have made much progress on the Fiscal Transfers Act, etc. The fact of the matter is that is totally untrue. That is the fact of the matter. Let me say, at this point in time that the PPP/C Government has been the greatest impediment to progress in local democratic reform in this...

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Approval of Government’s Policy in President’s Address

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Published Date: 15 Mar, 2012 | Speech delivered at: 4th Sitting - Tenth Parliament

Dr. Singh: The privilege is mine tonight to add my voice in support of the motion moved by the Hon. Prime Minister that this Hon. House thanks His Excellency the President for his inaugural address and that we endorse the policies adumbrated therein. I say it is a privilege for me, so to do, because I do not believe that there is anything, at all, in the broad policy objectives identified in His Excellency’s address, or indeed amongst the specific initiatives named by his Excellency in his address, that any rational or right-minded Guyanese person could disagree with....

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