Parliament for Monday, bill to cut former presidents benefits on agenda
After a recess that started on August 11, the National Assembly will sit on Monday and will see a flood of motions, bills and reports including a draft law to curtail controversial benefits for former presidents and the much-anticipated report of the Auditor General for 2011.
The Former President’s (Benefits and Other Facilities) (Amendment) Bill 2012 and the Fiscal Management and Accountability (Amendment) Bill 2012 will be laid in the House by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) MP Carl Greenidge. Before the recess, the opposition-controlled Parliament had adopted a motion condemning the President’s benefits and other facilities and Greenidge had said that he would have been bringing legislation to give effect to the motion passed. Greenidge’s Bills should have come before the commencement of the parliamentary recess however a lack of resources for legislative drafting affected their coming to the House.
Monday’s sitting will also see the 2011 Auditor General’s report being made public, tabled among a raft of other reports by the Speaker of the National Assembly, the Minister of Finance and the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.