Dual Citizenship Bill considered for 2nd reading

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By Gary Hatigeva

DESPITE its short and brief sitting, Parliament allowed time to put the widely reported Dual Citizenship Bill into its first reading and now expected to go through its second reading when parliament resumes today.

The Speaker of Parliament following the first reading of the Constitution (Amendment) (Dual Citizenship) Bill 2017, which is accompanied by the Citizenship Bill 2017, confirmed that the (Bills) are now considered to be set down for their second reading.

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According to the Prime Minister, today’s session will see that Parliament goes through the Constitution (Amendment) (Dual Citizenship) Bill for its Second Reading.

He announced that the Bill will again be given its Second Reading on Friday where it will be debated before it goes down to the Bills committee of the whole house for its third Reading and hoping it gets the blessing of Parliament.

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