Finance Minister's 2nd Reading Speech on RBZ Amendment Bill

Minister of Finance and Economic Development's Speech to National Assembly
introducing the Second Reading Debate on the

[H.B. 12, 2016]

After his presentation of the 2017 National Budget Statement on 8th December 2016 Hon Chinamasa delivered a brief speech outlining the reasons for the Bill and explaining its provisions.

In conclusion, he acknowledged that the House would need time to consider the speech and said he wished to give Hon. Members an opportunity to debate it when they are very fresh.  He then moved that the debate be adjourned until Tuesday 20th December 2016.   The House agreed.

Debate will therefore resume on Tuesday, 20th December. 

The Minister obviously wishes Parliament to pass this Bill before Unity Day which falls on Thursday 22nd December.

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