Gov’t to recognise judiciary’s financial autonomy

Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh on Wednesday agreed to a framework that would see the judiciary gaining full financial independence.

The minister’s decision came in response to a proposed motion by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to postpone the consideration of the 2014 budgetary estimates until the agencies specified under the Third Section of the Constitution were given their financial independence. Only when these agencies control their own finances, APNU MP Carl Greenidge had said, will they be able to dispense their responsibilities effectively.

In an effort to mitigate the postponement the consideration of the estimates, Singh on Wednesday said, “I will be moving at the appropriate time in the Committee of Supply a motion in relation to the estimates of the expenditure of the judiciary to bring those estimates in line with …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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