Grenada’s process towards attaining Constitutional reform is finally taking shape.
During the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing last week Tuesday, Minister of Legal Affairs, Elvin Nimrod informed the media that the Bills approved by Cabinet will be brought during one of the upcoming sittings of the Fourth Session of the Ninth Parliament which opened on Wednesday.
Seven Bills have been approved by Cabinet to take to the referendum which is now expected to be held within the first half of 2016.
The Bills are the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) and other Justice-related matters (amendment) Act 2, Governor-General election and tenure (amendment ) Act, Name of State, and Restructuring (amendment) Act, Term of Office of Prime Minister, Fixed Date For Elections and ensuring the appointment of an Opposition Leader, (amendment) Act, Elections and Boundaries Commission (amendment) Act, and Rights and Freedoms (amendment).
One day later, Senior Legal Counsel in the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Robert Branch who sits on the Constitution Reform Advisory Committee (CRAC) told a radio programme the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be making a financial contribution towards the process.
It is estimated that this project would cost over $2M.
Everyone who is eligible to vote in General Election has the right to vote in the referendum.