Leader of Opposition Business in the Senate, Donna Scott-Motley voiced concerns about aspects of the bill and urged the government to undergo vigorous public education campaigns.
However, in hailing the passage of the bill, Senator Johnson Smith noted that “despite challenges, the interest of the majority of Jamaicans won the day.
She emphasized that public education campaigns will continue.
Senator Johnson-Smith insisted that the NIDS programme is a good move for the country and urged the opposition’s support.
Leader of Government Business Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith
Members of staff at the senate were also lauded for their hard work.
Friday’s sitting ended early Saturday morning and yesterday’s session ended after nine p.m.