Speaker acted unprofessionally in sending Ashni Singh to Privileges Committee

- Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar yesterday accused Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman of acting unprofessionally in relation to his decision to refer Minister of Finance Dr Ashni Singh to the National Assembly’s Privileges Committee over the minister’s spending of $4.5 billion without the approval of the Assembly.

“I found the ruling rather strange,” Ramotar said, during a news conference at State House yesterday. Singh’s spending of the $4.5 billion without the approval of the House has brought the country to the brink of a no-confidence motion against the government with the AFC leading the charge.

The move to have Singh referred to the Committee of Privileges was initiated by APNU MP Carl Greenidge, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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