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Jan 19, 2022

Commission on Constitutional Reform Delayed, but Coming Soon

John Briceño

Late last year, cabinet had announced that the government would set up a commission to address the issue of Constitutional Reform.  Today, the PM told reporters that the matter was discussed on Tuesday in cabinet, but there have been unforeseen delays.

 

Prime Minister John Briceño

“We’ve had a setback in setting up the Commission so yesterday in Cabinet I asked Minister Henry Charles Usher to come to Cabinet with a paper on how we’re going to set up this Commission and how it’s going to be composed and what are going to be the goals and the targets that we expect them to achieve. So, we should be getting it to Cabinet if not this coming week, certainly within two weeks and once we get that and we approve it, it’s going to be made public and we’re going to start. We have a mandate from the people and on of it is to look at our Constitution and look at the institutions that we have to see how we can strengthen democracy, how to deepen democracy, how we can have more openness and transparency in government. We have that mandate from the people and we need to be able to find a way or to be able to deliver on those promises that were made.”


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