‘Reform Local Gov’t Process’: Montague, Tufton

Opposition Senator Robert Montague is calling for the Jamaican constitution to be amended to prevent the Government from moving to postpone local government elections unless it’s forced to do so.

Senator Montague made the call while addressing the upper house of parliament this morning.

He expressed disappointment with a bill that’s currently before the Senate which proposes to amend the constitution to postpone the parish council polls.

Senator Montague says move to postpone the parish council polls is an insult to the people.

Christopher Tufton

Former Agriculture Minister and Opposition Senator Dr. Christopher Tufton is recommending that legislation be brought to parliament to correct what he says are institutionalized weaknesses in the local government process.

Senator Tufton made the recommendation while he addressed the Senate this morning.
He says additional local government-related bills should be brought to parliament.

Senator Tufton says provisions should be made for parish development committees across the country to be allocated more resources.