House speaker Trotman says mistakes made along the way
Speaker of the national assembly Raphael Trotman said the 10 Parliament is a learning experience and accepted that mistakes have been made along the way. According to Trotman there is no constitutional provision for this arrangement that currently obtains in the 10 Parliament.
Trotman was speaking at the Guyana Trade Union Congress forum to discuss the role of parliament and functions.
He said the ruling by chief justice Ian Chang in the budget cuts case is causing grave concern not only in Guyana but the entire commonwealth.
The speaker feels the president should come to parliament at least once a year. He said it is provided for in the constitution. Trotman also fielded questions from members of the audience during his presentation at the GTUC function.
While the opposition is taking to make the government accountable to the taxpayers the government is accusing the opposition of deliberating trying to stop development. Currently the government and the opposition remain at loggerheads on a number of issues in the national assembly.