LEAD TV programme to focus on Parliament matters

Sunday nights will soon see a new source of information and public debate with the debut of a TV programme that will focus on what is happening at the National Assembly of Guyana and what the political parties are seeking to do on behalf of the Guyanese people, a release from the US Embassy said today.

“This Week in Parliament” is made possible through USAID’s Leadership and Democracy (LEAD) Program. It will air on TVG-Channel 28 on Sunday nights from 19:15 hrs to 20:15 hrs, beginning on April 13, 2014. The LEAD programme has been a source of controversy between Guyana and the US.

In addition to providing viewers with information on current legislation and matters being debated in the National Assembly and its committees, the programme will offer viewers a moderated “Discussion Panel” comprised of invited MPs from all major political parties in the Assembly, the release said.

The release said viewers will be invited to submit questions to the panel relating to the selected topics of debate. Each programme will also highlight a youth group operating in Guyana and offer a segment where the members of the public will be able to express their views on issues that matter to them and which they want the National Assembly to address.

The programme is produced by the International Republican Institute, the release noted.

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