Mid-year budget session on despite spike in Covid-19

Officials at National Assembly say the mid-year budget meeting will go ahead despite the fact that Covid-19 is attacking more legislators.

Clerck of Parliament confers with the Speaker 

Parliament reconvenes from February 8, 2021, a meeting that will last for three weeks as the House will hold a midyear review of the K2.2 trillion national budget which was passed in October 2020.

Ian Mwenye, Chief Public Relations Officer for Parliament said, they have received communications from an unspecified number of lawmakers who have tested positive for Covid19.

“The session dates have not been changed and at the moment, we are encouraging all MPs to declare their Covid-19 status to help the house in making informed decisions,’’ said Mwenye.

At least two cabinet ministers and two members of parliament have died of Covid-19.

So far, there have been a total of 21 660 confirmed Covid19 infections with 555 deaths.

A total of 7249 people have recovered and actively, the country has 13 646 following a recent spike of new infections.

In total, slightly over a hundred thousand people have been tested national wide.


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Justice for all
Justice for all
1 year ago

Business as usual go ahead

Hate it or take it but it's a fact

These MPs are money hungry, all they want is allowances forgetting about the Covid need.

Majority of them are sick and they can’t stay home and relax for once , let the session be shifted to a later date or let it be online , u can use Zoom app .
That’s why we are saying we need young ones in parliament who are innovative in this time of pandemic.

1 year ago

The mid-year budget meeting will go ahead despite the fact that Covid 19 is attacking more legislators. I find this opening sentence of the story an overtone. This statement should be backed by statistics for us as readers to believe the story. We have so far two or three MPs who have died of Covid 19 and a handful of MPs who were sick and have recovered. Now to say Covid is attacking more legislators in my view is irresponsible journalism.

Galu Wapananji
Galu Wapananji
1 year ago

Izi nde zibwana. Ngati nkhani ili ya ma allowance mutha nonse. Find a better and saferway to discuss this. The Parliament meeting will be a super spreader!

1 year ago

Asiyeni akapasilane matenda kenaka amwalire

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