Trotman moving to hire experts to draft opposition bills
Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman has announced that he would be seeking to hire experts to draft legislation for the opposition, and he is also seeking guidance on the enforcement of motions that have been passed.
Trotman was speaking at a two-hour training session for members of the media at the Public Buildings yesterday, in anticipation of Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly, which is the first after the parliamentary recess.
“I have received tacit support for legal counsel to be hired by the National Assembly to assist with drafting and interpretation,” he said, adding that while he himself is a lawyer and that there are many lawyers on the opposition benches, it will be a bad idea to rely on their interpretation hence the need for experts.
His comments come in wake of Opposition Leader David Granger saying that the opposition parties were seeking external assistance in drafting legislation to bring to the National Assembly, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.