Speaker to rule shortly on bid to refer Finance Minister to Privileges Committee

House Speaker Raphael Trotman says before the month is out he will decide whether Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh will be referred to the Privileges Committee of Parliament over billions of dollars in spending that has incensed the opposition.

Up to yesterday afternoon Trotman was studying a motion brought during the last sitting by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) MP Carl Greenidge to have Singh referred to the committee again. Greenidge is arguing that Singh’s decision to authorize expenditure amounting to $4.55 billion, which was part of the larger sum cut from this year’s budget, is illegal.

The Privileges Committee bid is part of a raft of measures that the joint opposition is pursuing against  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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