Chief Secretary to meet with Prime Minister

Chief Secretary Orville London.
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will meet with THA Chief Secretary Orville London shortly to discuss a number of issues whose resolution could contribute to the promotion of harmony in the affairs of Trinidad and Tobago.

Following the January 21st THA election in which the People’s National Movement won all 12 seats, London wrote Persad-Bissessar on January 29th requesting an urgent meeting to discuss at least three issues. These were a review of the process for the granting of internal self government to Tobago, a review of the relationship between Ministers of Government and Secretaries in the Tobago House of Assembly and funding for housing programmes in Tobago.

In her response dated January 31st Persad-Bissessar requested that his office liaise with her office to arrange a mutually convenient date and time for the meeting.

This will be the first official meeting between the two in almost a year. Section 31 of the THA Act says that the Prime Minister and the Chief Secretary shall hold regular discussions with a view to formulating administrative and legislative mechanisms for the promotion of harmony in the affairs of Trinidad and Tobago.

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