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Business Committee must sit earlier - Ras Mubarak

Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak has according to Order 56 of the Standing Orders of Parliament urged the need for the Business Committee of the House to sit during an earlier designated day before the day of the recall of Parliament to enable it schedule business ahead of time in order for sitting to start on time.

According to him the phenomenon where the Committee meets on the day of commencement of Meeting delays the start of proceedings unduly hence must sit earlier.

Order 56 (1) requires that “every Friday the Chairman of the Business Committee shall make a statement in the House of the Business arranged for the succeeding week, but where the first week of a Meeting commences on a day earlier than Friday, he shall make a statement of the business arranged for the remainder of the week, if possible on the day of commencement of the Meeting”

Mr Ras Mubarak made the observation on the floor of Parliament as parliament began a five day emergency sittings to consider some critical national issues.

Proceedings of day one started late because the Business Committee had to meet that morning in order to plan the five day activities.

By Christian Kpesese/

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