Ministry to hold workshop on Strata Titles Bill for MPs

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By Gary Hatigeva

Chairman of the Bills and Legislation Committee and Member of Parliament for Aoke/Langalanga, Matthew Wale. Photo Credit; Pacificwin NZ Aus Pacific on LinkedIn.

DUE to its complexness and technicality in nature, the government through the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey, has agreed to hold a workshop for Members of Parliament over the Strata Titles Bills 2017, today.

Parliament resolved into the Committee of the Whole House for its proceedings into the Bill, and was later suspended for a quick recession where the workshop was agreed to, based on requests.

Having seen the issue with lack of in-depth knowledge and clear understanding over the bill due to its tricky nature, the Chairman of the Bills and Legislation Committee and Member of Parliament for Aoke/Langalanga, Matthew Wale requested for it (bill) to be workshopped.

This was agreed upon and technical expertise and top officials from the Ministry of Lands are expected to facilitate the workshop.

Both the committee stage and parliament were adjourned to this morning, but Fridays according to Parliamentary Standing Orders, is usually Private Members Motion day.

Parliament is expected to resume this morning only for the speaker to formally suspend the committee of the whole and adjourn parliament, with anticipations that all members join what has been described as, a crucial workshop, for the sake of understanding the bill.

The committee stage on the strata bill will resume on Monday.

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