MPs Hand in Memo Censure Gov’t, Speaker Says Gas Agreement Not Revisable

تم نشره في Tue 14 March / Mar 2017. 01:00 AM
  • An evening MP House of Representatives Session - (Petra)

AMMAN —AlGhad— Members of the House of Representatives submitted a motion to Censure Cabinet yesterday, Monday, according to MP Abdul Rahman Awaisheh, who confirmed to AlGhad that 17 MPs have signed the memo so far.

The Memo, endorsed by MP Mohammad Riyati, says Awaisheh, is driven by the overall feeling that the MPs have failed to protect citizens, and that it is “now too late to safeguard Jordanians rights or the nation’s higher interests”, since the request to revisit the Israeli Gas Agreement is probably going to be revoked, according to House Speaker Atif Tarawneh.

The only thing MPs can do, Tarawneh explained to Jordan news agency, Petra, is review the terms of the agreement, devoid of legislative capacity to do any amendments to the bill, since it has already been passed by the house a few months back.

However, Tarawneh did reaffirm that the government will provide the MP Committee with the documents they required, including the agreement.

On the sidelines, the House also referred to the MP Committee on Energy and Mineral Resources the memo on the establishment a monitory body to oversee the National Electric Power Company (NEPCO)’s operation, in light of the frequency of complaints and claims of manipulated electricity bills.