The Hon. Ezzard Miller, out-going Leader of the Opposition, has resigned from the chairmanship of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), effective 10 am of the first sitting of the next meeting of the 2019 session of the Legislative Assembly, anticipated to take place in early June.
Mr. Miller announced this at Tuesday’s (May 7, 2019) in-camera meeting of the PAC at the Legislative Assembly.
This follows Mr. Miller’s resignation from the position of Leader of the Opposition effective May 31 2019.
“Cayman tends to follow the conventions accepted in the Westminster system of government developed in the UK,” Mr. Miller said. In accordance with that, he said, the local tradition is that the Leader of the Opposition would assume the chairmanship of the PAC.
“I am grateful to the members of the PAC and the staff of the Legislative Assembly for their support and assistance during my chairmanship,” Mr. Miller said, adding: “It has been an honour to serve the people of the Cayman Islands in this capacity and in that of the leader of the Opposition for the past two years.”
Mr. Miller said that his number one goal as Leader of the Opposition and chairman of the Public Accounts Committee was to strengthen respect, effectiveness and efficiency of both democratic institutions, adding: “I am confident that I have moved both institutions substantially towards this goal.”
In the meantime, Mr. Miller assured that he would remain vigilant as a legislator in holding government to account in ensuring that the best interests of the people of the Cayman Islands are safeguarded.