Prime Minister Kamla Persad- Bissessar brought the Constitution Amendment Bill to the new session of Parliament yesterday.
She stated that the provisions would serve to strengthen democracy and loosen the grip of entrenched legals, a common feature in the West Minister system which stalled progress.
The Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley, has stated that he was not impressed with the signing of the proposed Bill.
Dr Rowley wondered why the provisions weren’t proposed earlier in the People’s Partnership’s term.
Attorney General Anand Ramlogan in explaining what the Bill sought to achieve, commented on Dr. Rowley’s opposition to the Bill.
Dr. Rowley also revealed that he was unsatisfied with the way the Commission conducted its work.
He said that he felt that the population was not adequately consulted on it.
The Attorney General stated that this was far from the truth.
Mr. Ramlogan further stated that there were many advantages to the Bill.
In discussing the details of the Bill, Mr. Ramlogan stated that it was not a self- serving one.