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The Assembly of the Republic of Mozambique will resume plenary meetings on October 23, and has scheduled the debate on the Economic and Social Plan and 2018 State Budget for December, parliament’s Standing Commission announced yesterday.
At a press conference in Maputo, Standing Commission spokesman Mateus Katupha said that the IV Ordinary Session of the current legislature would last until December 15, when members would be freed to join their families for the festive season.
“These are indicative dates, which will depend on some bills that yet to be submitted by the government, and in that sense necessary adjustments will be made,” Katupha said.
In addition to the Economic and Social Plan and the State Budget, the next ordinary session will see the presence in parliament of President Filipe Nyusi, who will give the country his state of the nation address.
The Ombudsman’s annual report and questions from MPs are also on the agenda, Kathupa added.
Parliament will also debate draft laws on organ, tissue and human cell transplants, mobilisation and requisition, and the organic regime of the referendum.
The debate on the resolution ratifying the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance of Internally Displaced Persons in Africa, the Protocol to Convention No. 81 of the International Labour Organisation and the Protocol to Convention No. 29 on Forced Labour will also be among the matters discussed.Source: Lusa
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