A commission geared at fostering development in all sectors of society is now being formulated.
The National Vision Commission, an organization proposed by the governor general in her 2013/14 Throne Speech, will comprise of individuals from both the ruling and opposition parties, among other civil society stakeholders.
A news release from the government’s press secretary states that Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony has already written to the leader of the opposition asking him to submit two nominees to serve on that commission.
The release states that through cabinet decision, it was agreed that the commission should comprise of three persons nominated by the prime minister, two by the opposition, two by the governor general after consultation with the prime minister and four by civil society organizations, “mindful of the need to ensure adequate representation of the private sector, youth, the labour movement and the religious sector.”
“The chairperson shall be appointed by the prime minister after consultation with the leader of the opposition,” the release said.