GOVERNMENT REFUTES ‘FALSE’ REPORT IN CHRONICLE ABOUT ‘INVENTED’ CABINET RECESS
The Government has deemed as “false” a report in Thursday’s edition of the Guyana Chronicle that “Cabinet is on recess for about one month”.
The Office of the Prime Minister in a statement this afternoon said cabinet last met on august 16 for its regular weekly session, which invariably lasts from 10:00 to 18:00 hours.
On that date it was decided to defer sittings on August 23 and 30 to allow Cabinet Secretariat staff time-off.
It was also decided that the agenda for two sessions would be deferred to September 6, when Cabinet would meet again.
During the interval, a Sub-Committee of Cabinet would meet to process urgent matters, some of which require expression of “no objection” and are mainly submissions from the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board.
The Cabinet Sub-Committee compromises President David Granger, Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of State Joseph Harmon, Finance Minister Winston Jordan and Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson.
In the meantime, Cabinet and other Ministers continue their routine functions.