Manzoor Nadir expected to be elected Speaker
Former Member of Parliament and Minister Manzoor Nadir is expected to be elected Speaker of the National Assembly on Tuesday.
The 12th Parliament convenes Tuesday at the Arthur Chung Conference Center where it is expected that the Government side will nominate and elect him for the post.
Nadir has a political career already spanning 40 years; he is a former five-term Member of Parliament, first being elected in 1992 after the October 5th General Elections as former Leader of the United Force political Party.
He served in the opposition from 1992 to 2001.
Nadir, an Economist by profession, later served in the Cabinet of the PPP government for a total of 10 years during which time he held the position of Minister of Labour from 2001 to 2011.
During his previous Parliamentary stints, he piloted many Bills and Acts and served on many parliamentary Committees.
Among the bills piloted are: the Guyana Tourism Authority Act, Investment Act, Small Business Act, CROSQ Act, Competition and Fair-Trading Act, Consumer Protection Bill along with numerous Amendments to Labour Laws.
Nadir attained a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Manchester through a Scholarship by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (Germany). He also has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Alberta (Canada).
His early childhood education was at Dolphin Government School (Charlestown) at the primary level and then to Charlestown Government Secondary School.
Nadir has been married to Maria for the past 46 years; they have three children and three grandchildren.
He was born on November 14, 1955 in Albouystown where he lived during his childhood and early adult life.