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National Assembly Resumes Ordinary Session Next Monday

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By Foroyaa Reporter

The National Assembly will resume its Second Ordinary Session of the fifth Assembly sitting in the 2021 Legislative year. The session which starts from 14th June to the 06th of July 2021, is expected to last for 18 working days.

As outlined in a dispatch from the law-making body, the Ordinary Session will tee off with the laying of papers and reports on Monday, and the Standing Committee on Human Rights and Constitutional Matters is expected to report on two bills namely, Persons with Disabilities Bill 2020, and Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Bill 2020.

Thereafter on the same day, Members are expected to hear an oral ministerial statement on the implementation and monitoring of the annual budget by the Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs.  

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Tuesday is the second day, that the media and/or civil society organisations will be following avidly as Members will as per Standing Orders 72, continue the consideration stage of the much-anticipated Access to Information Bill 2019. The bill if adopted by Members, will avail citizens, journalists, students and civil society organisations the opportunity to easily access Government data.

On the same day, the consideration stage of the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Bill 2019, will ensue. The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, will be there to clarify issues if need be, on both bills.

From Wednesday to the last day of the Ordinary Session, similar sittings will be witnessed and they include questions for oral answers, laying of papers and reports, reading of bills and / or consideration of bills.

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