A silent protest is expected to be staged by opposition members outside of parliament when the House resumes today from 10 a.m.
United Workers Party Leader Ron Green told Dominica News Online last week that the party’s parliamentarians will be attending parliament.
Green said that the protest is against the Speaker of the House’s prevention of its questions intended for ministers of government in parliament.
The party had raised this concern recently in a statement, claiming that the questions they submitted to Speaker Alix Boyd-Knights were deemed out of order and not supported by the rules of parliament. These questions were meant for this upcoming parliament sitting.
In their statement, the UWP accused Boyd-Knights of continuing a crusade to assist the Roosevelt Skerrit government in withholding information from the general public.
“Well we’re calling on the people of Dominica; we’re calling on Dominicans as a whole, no matter what political stripe they may be, blue, green, red, yellow, whatever colour they may be, that the time has come for them to stand up for truth, stand up for information that supposed to be coming from our parliament,” he said.
“We are a democratic country, a parliaments is one of the main, if the not the main institutions in the country and it is through the parliament that we are able to access information regarding the workings of our government. We ask questions, we expect to have answers to those questions,” Green told DNO last week.