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Motions adopted by Parliament not treated lightly

THE Government has assured that motions adopted by Parliament will not be treated lightly.

The Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare made the assurance on the floor of Parliament when delivering his wind up statement on the sine die motion he moved last week to have Parliament stand adjourned with no specified date of reconvening.

Parliament has seen two (2) motions so far.

One was moved by the Leader of the Independent Group Hon Dr Derek Sikua to create a formula to transparent and fair distribution of Constituency Development Funds (CDF) and the other, to mandate the Constitutional Review Committee (CRC) to conduct an enquiry in the question to amend the preamble of the country as a Christian country.

Both motions have been moved and passed and the Government has affirmed their commitment to report on the progress of the creation of the CDF formula.

The Prime Minister then added that the Government would also be interested to see the progress of consultations and enquiries of the CRC and then affirmed that once that is successfully done the Government will take it on from there.

The Prime Minister then added that the suggestion made by the Leader of the Independent Group to have a concluding prayer for each sitting is a very valid suggestion as Parliament sessions always start off with a prayer.

The Office of the Speaker and the Parliamentary House Committee would be noted and the Office of the Speaker will be noted to look through considering the suggestion through the Standing Orders.

“It would be very nice though to have this initiated,” said the Prime Minister.

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