Parliament meeting in June

The First Ordinary Session of Parliament for 2017 is scheduled to take place on June 1, 2017 at 8.30am.

The Notice of Convocation for the First Ordinary Session of Parliament for 2017 has already been served to 52 MPs around the country, according to the Speaker’s Office.

A total of nine government bills are expected to be presented and debated during the First Ordinary Session of Parliament.

These include; Bill for Taxation Administration Amendment (Act No.) of 2017, Bill for Value Added Tax Amendment (Act No.) of 2017, Bill for Business License Amendment (Act No.) of 2017, Bill for Import Duties Amendment (Act No.) of 2017, Stamp Duties Amendment (Act No.) of 2017, Bill for Land Lease Acquisition Amendment (Act No.) of 2017, Bill for Land Lease Amendment (Act No.) of 2017, Bill for Land Reform Amendment (Act No.) of 2017, and Bill for Strata Title Amendment (Act No.) of 2017.

According to the Speaker’s Office, the First Extra Ordinary Session of Parliament is also scheduled to take place in June- shortly after the First Ordinary Session ends. The tentative dates for this is from June 9 to19, 2017.

The government will be presenting a total of 14 Bills during this First Extra-Ordinary Session of Parliament amongst which two are; Bill for Proceeds of Crime Amendment Act No. of 2017 and Bill for Appropriation Act No. of 2017.

The Head of State is expected to address and officially open the First Ordinary Session of the 2017 national parliament at 8.30am on the morning of June 1.

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