16th January 2017
In honouring the memory and celebrating the birthday of the Father of the Nation, the late Rt. Honourable George Cadle Price, the George Price Center for Peace and Development has an annual practice of randomly picking a school and hosting them with an educational tour to several institution within the City of Belmopan. The National Assembly has annually been one of their places to visit. Therefore, with pleasure the staff of the National Assembly welcomed the Biscayne Government School from Belize City to visit its Chamber for a tour.
The group consisted of 33 students, ranging from Standard IV, V and VI, 3 teachers, and 7 parents. They arrived at 1:30 P.M. and were escorted up and seated in the gallery of the Chamber where the presentation took place. The presentation was done by Mrs. Eudice Gibson, Clerk Assistant and Ms. Mary August, Parliamentary Officer 1 where by they were given a brief description of the historical background of the National Assembly, the composition of the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the functions of the legislative branch of government.
The students had the privilege of seeing the Mace and were given a brief history of its historical background of the design and the significant role it plays in the sitting of the House of Representatives.
To arrange for a tour of the National Assembly Building, visitors can call the Office of the Clerk at (501)822-2141 or send an email to ClerkNA@bna.gov.bz.