Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate, Peter Bunting, is accusing the government of rushing the Micro Credit Act through the Parliament.

The bill seeks to regulate players in the micro financing industry.

The legislation cleared the House on Tuesday after Finance Minister, Dr. Nigel Clarke, urged passage before the end of January.

Earlier this week, the Jamaica Association of Micro Financing Limited, accused the government of insufficient consultations on the bill.

Today when the bill was laid before the Senate, Foreign Affairs Minister, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, advised the Senate that she intended to take the bill through all its stages by the conclusion of the sitting.

Senator Bunting says Senators were not given enough time to properly assess the legislation.

Bunting chided the government for not properly planning legislative affairs to meet deadlines mandated by multilateral partners.

Senator Bunting urged the government to better plan the affairs of the Senate so that members may make better contributions.

Peter Bunting, Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate.

The Senate passed the bill with 12 amendments.

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