PARLIAMENTARY Affairs and Governance Minister, Gail Teixeira, on Thursday, announced that President, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, in pursuance of the powers conferred upon him by Article 69 (1) of the Constitution of Guyana, has issued Proclamation Number 1 of 2020 declaring September 1, 2020 as the date for the sitting of the 12th Parliament.
President Ali, also in pursuance of Article 69 (1) of the Constitution, has designated the Arthur Chung Conference Centre at 5E Half Orchid Drive, Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown as the place where a session of the 12th Parliament shall be held at 10:00 hours.
The proclamation also states that this venue shall begin and remain as such until advice is received from the minister of health that the safety measures, including social distancing, with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic, is no longer necessary.
The minister of parliamentary affairs said once this is done, sittings will be held in the Parliament Chamber, Public Building, Brickdam, Georgetown.
By Proclamation dated December 27, 2019 issued under Article 70 (2) of the Constitution, the 11th Parliament of Guyana was dissolved on December 30, 2019.