by Linda Straker
- 4th session was prorogued on 24 September 2021
- Throne speech will outline Government plans, projects, and initiatives for upcoming Parliamentary year
- Throne speech will lay foundation for annual budget presentation
Fourteen days after the 4th Session of the 10th Parliament was prorogued, the ceremonial state opening of the 5th Session of the 10th Parliament of Grenada will be held on Friday, 15 October 2021.
The 4th session was prorogued on 24 September 2021.
“This serves to advise that the Governor-General, Dame Cécile La Grenade, GCMG, OBE, by a Proclamation dated 7 October 2021, has scheduled the Ceremonial State Opening of the 5th Session of the Tenth Parliament of Grenada for Friday, 15 October 2021 at 10 o’clock in the forenoon at the Parliament Chamber, Mt Wheldale, St George’s,” said a Notice from the Clerk of Parliament.
The Ceremonial opening will take the form of a Joint Sitting of both the Lower and Upper Houses of Parliament and the highlight will be the presentation of the traditional throne speech by Governor-General, Dame Cécile La Grenade. It will outline to citizens the plans, projects, and initiatives of Government for the upcoming Parliamentary year.
The speech will lay the foundation and pave the way for the annual budget presentation which will be done by Gregory Bowen, Minister for Finance in late November or early December 2021. The Ministry of Finance has been holding consultations virtually with various stakeholders as part of its preparation for the 2022 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure or Budget presentation.
The Ministry of Finance says that the objectives of the virtual consultation were to gain feedback on the proposed strategic objectives; strengthen existing strategic interventions and propose additional interventions, if necessary, to support the achievement of objectives and solicit the support of the private sector to achieve desired outcomes.
Some of the topics discussed during the consultations include Gender inclusivity, Social Protection, and Security; Economic Growth and transformation; Competitive Business environment; Climate Resilience, Disaster Resilient Infrastructure, and Energy and Health and Wellness.