President to address opening of Parliament

first_imgPresident David Granger will on Thursday address the Parliament of Guyana, when the session opens after being in recess for two months. The Head of State said Government will be pushing a critically important legislative agenda which addresses good governance and national development. Additionally, the President’s address comes ahead of the reading of the 2017 National Budget.“It… is a very good opportunity for us to let the nation know how we intend to govern the country during the financial year 2017 and so in broad outline, we are looking at the financial plan that is the Budget, which is going to be presented early December or late November. That will have the effect of actually starting in January 2017, so that people would know what the figures are… but we also want to lay out our legislative agenda and our broad policy for governance in terms of our social and poverty alleviation programmes and most important our green agenda,” the Head of State said, during an interview at State house on Friday.Chief Whip for the Government and Social Cohesion Minister, Amna Ally, in an invited comment, said that the legislative agenda has been set based on the importance Government places on strong governance, security and youth development. She added that the ultimate goal is a better life for all Guyanese.She noted that several of the Bills have been exposed to public consultation. One of the items at the top of the agenda for this session, the Chief Whip said, is the adoption of the National Youth Policy, which she said has been hanging for quite some time and it is, therefore, imperative that this be given the necessary attention.Among the bills Government is looking to give its attention to when Parliament reopens on Thursday are the Cybercrime Bill 2016 (currently at the Select Committee), the Tobacco Bill, the Whistle Blowers Bill and the Witness Protection Bill.last_img read more


first_imgLocal Republicans gathered at St. Agatha’s Church graveyard, Clar, Donegal Town on Easter Sunday Morning for a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of three IRA Volunteers killed at the Battle of Pettigo in 1922.A spokesperson from the organising Committee, commented: “This annual wreath laying ceremony reflects the deep commitment of local Republican minded people for remembering our Patriot dead.“This annual Easter ceremony is always an opportunity to reflect on the incredible sacrifices made by previous generations, to remember that in every generation over the past 200 years people have striven and in many cases given their lives to create an Ireland based on the principles of equality and justice. “We are mindful that the struggle to create an Ireland at peace with itself, governed by itself and governed in the best interests of all, continues today”.A wreath was laid on behalf of Sinn Fein and the 1916 Proclamation was read by Claire Thomas. REPUBLICANS REMEMBER THE BATTLE OF PETTIGO was last modified: March 31st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:REPUBLICANS REMEMBER THE BATTLE OF PETTIGOlast_img read more