Parliament reconvenes

HARARE - Zimbabwe’s Parliament reconvened yesterday for the first time after the Easter recess.

Parliament’s two-week Easter recess began after the National Assembly and Senate sittings on March 17.

All portfolio committee and thematic committee business had also been suspended.

Committee meetings also resumed yesterday.

The General Laws Amendment Bill is awaiting final stages in Parliament, while the Gwanda State University Bill and the Manicaland State University of Applied Sciences Bill is awaiting second reading in the National Assembly.

The Special Economic Zones Bill is awaiting a Parliamentary Legal Committee (PLC) report to the National Assembly.

The Public Finance Management Amendment Bill, the Minerals Exploration and Marketing Corporation Bill, the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill and the Pan-African Minerals University of Science and Technology Bill are all awaiting introduction in this session.

Meanwhile, the Banking Amendment Bill, the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill and the Zimbabwe National Defence University Bill have sailed through Parliament, and are awaiting presidential assent or gazetting.

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