MOTION -- THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY



WHEREAS over 150 members of Guyanese civil society of various walks of life and from fields of endeavour have put forward a National Development Strategy that details a series of bold economic initiatives and exciting programmes geared towards the transformation and diversification of the economy;

AND WHEREAS among the stated objectives of the National Development Strategy are attainment of the highest possible rates of economic growth, the alleviation of poverty, the equitable geographic distribution of economic activities and benefits and the diversification of economy;

AND WHEREAS the Government of Guyana agreed with the Civil Society to table that National Development Strategy document in the National Assembly for its examination and adoption;

AHD WHEREAS the National Assembly of the Eighth Parliament unanimously passed a Resolution on 15th December, 2005 for an update of the National Development Strategy at the earliest practicable date,

BE IT RESOLVED:
That this National Assembly accepts the National Development Strategy and the measures and policies therein as an overarching strategy for pursuing the economic and social transformation of Guyana;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:
That this National Assembly directs that the National Development Strategy be placed before a Special Select Parliamentary Committee to commence consultations immediately with the private sector, wider civil society and other stakeholders to establish a Representative Cross Sectional Group, supported by a suitably resourced secretariat with access to research expertise, to update the National Development Strategy at the earliest practicable date;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:
That the National Assembly directs that the Representative Cross Sectional Group reports periodically to the Special Select Parliamentary Committee and that the finally updated National Development Strategy be submitted to the Special Select Parliamentary Committee to make recommendations to the National Assembly for the consideration and adoption of the said updated National Development Strategy;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:
That subsequent to the adoption of the updated National Development Strategy this National Assembly authorizes its Sectoral Committee on Economic Services to monitor the policies and the implementation of the National Development Strategy by the Executive.
(Notice Paper No. 8 (M2 Opp1) published on 2006-11-13)


Date for Order Paper: 2006-11-24

NINTH PARLIAMENT OF GUYANA � FIRST SESSION (2006) NATIONAL ASSEMBLY NOTICE PAPER NO. 8 Date Received: 2006-10-30 Member Giving Notice: Mr. Winston Murray, C.C.H., M.P. MOTION THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY