Lack of quorum slows bills

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BY BARNABAS MANEBONA

LOW turnout of members of parliament (MPs) is reportedly slowing down the progress of bills before parliament.

It is reported that due to lack of quorum, the much anticipated Anti-Corruption Bill (ACB) 2017 is slowly progressing in parliament.

The Anti-Corruption Bill 2017 is currently before the House and is up to the Committee Stage where it is dealt with clause by clause.

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However, shown on the two previous sittings recently on the ACB, Parliament records of day-one and day-two, since Monday this week, show that eight MPs were absent on the first while 13 on the second.

Public are eager for the bills to be passed and are urging the members of parliament to show commitment and ‘be more active in their attendance of sittings’.

Below are attendance records for Monday’s (July 23) and Tuesday’s (July 24) parliament sitting.

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