Today is the state opening of parliament

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The president’s state opening of the National Assembly is in fulfillment of a constitutional requirement and it provides the chief executive of the country, the opportunity to outline his government’s development plans for the year as well as achievements and constraints of his administration.

During the subsequent assembly deliberations, bills and motions will also be presented to the legislature for enactment, treaties and agreements are also expected to be ratified.

The annual constitutional gathering is expected to be attended by the vice-president, the secretary general and head of the civil service, cabinet ministers, members of the diplomatic and consular corps as well as temporal and spiritual lords.

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Author: Sainey Marenah

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