BUDGET AND 12TH PARLIAMENT SET FOR NEXT WEEK

The 12th Parliament is schedule to begin on September 1st. President Irfaan Ali  has approved the Arthur Chung Conference Center to be used for the opening and further sittings of the National Assembly.The President is also set to address the new Parliament just after the swearing-in of new members and the selection of a Speaker.The opening Ceremony will be held from 10:00hrs.

Under the Constitution of Guyana, a Deputy Speaker will come from the Opposition side of the House. While House speaker will be picked from the Government side.Once the new Parliament is installed, there is expected to be an additional sitting for the budget presentation.

The National Assembly has not had a sitting in over a year.

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