The GOSL Tabled the PortCityBill in Parliament on 8th April 2021.
1. The Bill provides for the establishment of a Commission consisting 5-7 persons appointed at the sole discretion of the President (cl.7). Such persons need not be citizens.
2. The Commission appoints the Director General (CEO) (cl.25). There is no requirement that such person be a citizen.
3. The accounts of the Commission are required to be audited by a qualified auditor (cl.15). There is no requirement that the audit be by the Auditor General.
9. Courts are required to give priority to cases arising within the Port City area (cl.63).
soon as practicable.. …as a matter of
priority, provide such concurrence” (cl.3) thus effectively taking away the discretion of such RA.