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Committee on Government Assurances (COGA)

Main Function

The main functions of the Committee on Government Assurances is to scrutinize the assurances, promises and undertakings given by Ministers from time to time on the floor of the Assembly and to:-

  1. report on the extent to which such assurances have been implemented and where implemented whether such implementation has taken place within the minimum time necessary for the purpose.
  2. exercise such other functions that are not covered by paragraphs (a) above which may be allocated to the Committee by the Speaker from time to time.

Members of the Committee

  1. The Committee shall consist of not more than seven members, not being the Deputy Speaker, the Leader of Government Business or the Leader of the Opposition and shall, as far as is practicable, reflect the strength of political parties and independent Members in the Assembly.
  2. The members of the Committee shall be nominated by the Assembly from amongst its members.
  3. The term of office of the members of the Committee shall expire at the end of each session of the Assembly.

The Committee is comprised of 7 Members:

  • Hon. Clive Roucou
  • Hon. Gervais Henrie
  • Hon. Norbert Loizeau
  • Hon. Sandy Arrisol
  • Hon. Simon Gill
  • Hon. Wilbert Herminie
  • Hon. Sylvanne Lemiel

The Committee is further assisted in its work with the following Secretariat staff:

  • Mrs. Tania Isaac – Secretary
  • Ms. Gislaine Malbrook – Secretary Assistant

Role and Purpose

The role and purpose of the Committee on Government Assurance is to-

  1. Scrutinise the assurances, promises and undertakings given by Ministers and other agents of Government in Parliament from time to time and report on the extent to which those assurances, promises and undertakings, have been implemented.
  2. Comment on delays in implementation and the adequacy of the actions taken.
  3. Exercise such functions that are not covered by paragraphs (1) and (2) as may be allocated to the Committee by the Speaker from time to time, and
  4. Report on-
    1. the extent to which such assurances, promises, undertakings and any other matters related to the foregoing have been implemented, and
    2. where implemented, whether such implementations have taken place within the minimum time necessary for the purpose.