National Assembly reconvened – October 22, 2012

October 22, 2012. Georgetown. Guyana.

The National Assembly came out of recess on today and it was as if they never left. The house got caught up in an uproar as the Prime Minister stood up to speak about the recent blockage of the East Bank Public road by Agricola residents and the reported cases of persons being robbed and beaten. He accused the opposition, AFC and APNU, of orchestrating what took place in Agricola, a line the Government has been using on State TV, since the incident. The opposition fired back.             

The Prime Minister wanted the National Assembly to move a motion that would discuss the Agricola issue as a matter of urgent public notice, but after taking a break to consult and go through Parliamentary rules and procedures, the speaker shot down that request.

The Government said, it intends to return to the next sitting of the National Assembly, with a more formal motion to deal with the Agricola protests.

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