Parly to hold joint sitting over welfare issues

HARARE - Parliament will hold a joint sitting next week to discuss legislators' welfare just before the term of the 8th Parliament  runs out.

MDC MP for Musikavanhu Prosper Mutseyami raised the welfare issue in the National Assembly and demanded a joint sitting to put the issue to rest.

“I am a member of the Welfare Committee for members of Parliament. Our term is coming to an end.

“I request your esteemed office, as the chairperson and speaker of the National Assembly, to facilitate for us ...to hold an urgent joint caucus so that we deliberate on issues to do with our welfare and outstanding issues that have not been addressed to date.

“We have members who have been given numbers with regard to stands yet there is no offer letter or anything — they are just numbers.

“We have had members who have just been promised orally and nothing has been done.

“So we need to make sure that we put this thing to an end, then we see who is playing games with who and how?

“Then we come up with a solution, hence I request your office to make sure that we have a slotted date whereby we are going to have a joint caucus.”

Speaker of the National Assembly Jacob Mudenda agreed to Mutseyami’s suggestion and promised to arrange the meeting next week.

“The point is taken and I will discuss with the whips so that an arrangement is made at the earliest possible time — perhaps next Wednesday, alright?”

Comments (1)

I want to take this opportunity to advise MP for Umzingwane District Hon William Dewa to ask Gvt to construct a sewer system for Garikayi houses at Esigodini before out break of deceases like cholera. That place is a death trap mark my words.

Lazarus - 9 March 2018

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