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Former Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Edward Seaga, is to be honoured during a special joint sitting of the Houses of Parliament at Gordon House on Tuesday (October 9), as part of Jamaica 50 celebrations.

Mr. Seaga is being recognised for the role he played in shaping Jamaica's post-Independence parliamentary landscape.

He is the only surviving member of the team that drafted the Jamaican Constitution and is also one of three surviving members of the first Parliament of independent Jamaica.

Mr. Seaga is Jamaica's longest serving Member of Parliament, having represented the constituency of West Kingston from 1962 until his retirement from representational politics in 2005.

Upon his retirement, he was appointed Senior Research Fellow at the University of the West Indies (UWI). In 2010 Mr. Seaga assumed the position of Chancellor of the University of Technology (UTech).

Former Members of Parliament, members of the diplomatic corps  and public officials are expected to be in attendance.