London petitions PM on THA's draft legislation
CCN Multimedia Journalist
The People's Partnership Government must stop being "dismissive" of the views of Tobagonians on the issue of internal self-government, according to Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), Orville London.
He made the appeal to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday after delivering to the PM's office a petition for Government to consider the THA's draft legislation on Constitutional reform and amendments to the THA Act.
London said 5,791 Tobagonians had affixed their signatures to the petition.
"The people of Tobago are not attempting to force anything down the throats of the country; they are not saying that what they want should be the final thing. They are just saying these are our views and let us have a conversation," London said during a press conference at the Hyatt Regency.
He said he also submitted a copy of the petition to political scientist Dr Hamid Ghany, who was appointed by the Prime Minister to head a committee to seek feedback on the Green Paper on Tobago self-governance.