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PSC unhappy about new legislation to stem the flow of illegal arms being shot down in the National Assembly – 18th Mar 2013

parliamentChairman of the Private Sector Commission, Ronald Webster, wants a more mature approach to parliamentary politics in Guyana.
He said what is being exhibited in the National Assembly doesn’t engender confidence on the leaders of the country.

Webster’s comments came against the backdrop, the failure of the Government, to pass the Firearms Amendment Bill.

He told Capitol News that none-passage of the Bill is a major blow to countering the illicit arm trade in Guyana.

At the last sitting of the National Assembly, the joint opposition, APNU and the AFC, voted against the Firearms Amendment Bill which was piloted by the embattled Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee.

The bill is aimed at strengthening local laws and conforming to international treaties and agreements in CARICOM and further afield.
Webster said while he is aware of the opposition’s concerns, he said all efforts should have been made to resolve the issue amicably in the people’s interest.

There have been calls to have the Minister reshuffled to another Ministry, but the Government said they will not bow to public pressure.

Presidential Adviser on Governance, Gail Texieria said, the opposition’s action has placed the country’s security sector in limbo.

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