Enough parliament sittings, say opposition leaders
Opposition leaders believe that the frequency of the sittings of the National Assembly are sufficient and say that often the public is not aware of the work that goes on behind the scenes.
There is a general feeling that the National Assembly should meet more often, but it must be remembered that the members of parliament are only part time and have other jobs to earn their living, APNU Chairman Dr Rupert Roopnaraine said. He added that there are very few parliamentarians who can be called full-time parliamentarians. “Parliament should meet as often as it is necessary to accomplish its agenda,” he said.
The APNU official also said that there are “unreasonable expectations” of what parliamentarians can and cannot do. He pointed out that they do preparatory work before a sitting to ensure that …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.