PPP seeking to bring Ramjattan, Hughes before Privileges Committee

-over conflicts of interest

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is preparing to move motions seeking the referral of the Alliance for Change (AFC) parliamentarians Khemraj Ramjattan and Catherine Hughes to the Privileges Committee.

The sudden move comes in wake of Speaker of the House Raphael Trotman’s ruling to have Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh sent to the committee, based on a motion by APNU member Carl Greenidge and seconded by Ramjattan, over the minister’s spending of $4.5 billion without the approval of the National Assembly.

At the PPP’s weekly press briefing yesterday, General Secretary Clement Rohee said the party was awaiting a response from the Speaker in relation to a letter sent indicating its intention to bring the two motions via the party’s Chief Whip Gail Teixeira.

In an invited comment, Trotman said, “Last week I saw for the first time two letters that were styled as Motions [both are in the name of Teixeira] seeking to have the Honourable Members Khemraj Ramjattan and Catherine Hughes referred to the Privileges Committee. The accusation against both is that they committed unethical violations as both have/had conflict of interest issues …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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