The Budget session of Parliament will start this Friday and the Business Committee has set agenda of the meeting with five bills to be deliberated.
Leader of the House, Kondwani Nankhumwa, said the five bills are carried over from the mid-term budget meeting and they include Constitutional Amendment Bill, Public Audit Bill, Political Parties Bill and Disposal of Assets and Public Procurement Bill.
He said there are no new bills from government.
Nankhumwa said the Budget Session will be opened by President Peter Mutharika on Friday who will deliver the State of the Nation Address.
“The President will perform the State opening of Parliament on Friday,” said Nankhumwa.
He said Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Goodall Gondwe is scheduled to deliver the 2017/2018 financial plan on Friday May 19, 2017.
“As per standing orders, members of parliament will go for a cluster for a period of two weeks after the Minister Of Finance delivers the budget statement in the House,” said Nankhumwa.
He said apart from the budget, the House will also tackle ministerial statements, committee reports and private members motions.
MPs will have their meeting up to June 30, 2017.
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