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AFC says gov’t stalling NO Confidence debate

aa5The Alliance for Change today said it is pushing for a sitting of the National Assembly to be called either on the 22 or 24 to address the ‘No Confidence Motion’ because of its importance.

The party via a press release said it was disappointed that no effort was made to convene a sitting of the National Assembly after the recess ended on October 10th.

The party said that the delay is as a result of the tabling of the No Confidence Motion. The motion was submitted to Clerk of the National Assembly on August 7th.

The release stated that Vice Chairman Moses Nagamootoo on October 10th requested that the motion be placed on the Order Paper as a matter of priority to take precedence over all other business of the House for debate at the earliest sitting.

Today Clerk of the National Assembly Sherlock Isaacs said no request for a sitting of the National Assembly has been made by Government. He explained that apart from Government’s request, the Speaker, based on the Standing Orders, can call a sitting if in his opinion the public interest requires that the National Assembly should meet.

The Alliance for Change tabled a no confidence motion against government over Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh’s spending of $4.5 not approved by the National Assembly.

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