Parliament resumes business on Monday next week following a near month-long vacation over the festive season.
Parliament went into recess following the passage of the 2019 National Budget in the National Assembly and it now awaits debate in the Senate. The House resumes its business with the sitting of various portfolio committees on Monday. The Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services will hold a three-day induction workshop beginning Monday to familiarise itself with Parliament procedures. The induction will be led by parliamentary staff and officials drawn from the security ministries. Some of the issues to be discussed include understanding the mandate of the ministries of Defence and War Veterans Affairs and that of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage.
The Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development will on Monday receive oral evidence from the Insurance and Pensions Commission on the operations of the insurance and pension industry under the prevailing economic environment. Other committees will hold closed door sessions as they prepare for this year’s business. Both the National Assembly and the Senate will resume sitting on January 29.
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