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  • 4 Apr 2017 in National Assembly: On a point of order, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. In terms of relevance, is the Member discussing the Appropriation Bill or the Finance Bill? According to the Order Paper, we are discussing the Appropriations Bill but he seems to be discussing the Finance Bill. view
  • 4 Apr 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. Let me use this time to second this important Bill, the Equalisation Fund Appropriation Bill. This is a very important Bill because this Fund was created by the Constitution since 2010, as the Chair has said. In the contributions that I have made to this House relating to budgets, I have always said that it is unfortunate that these funds have not been utilised. Today, I am a happy person. Even though it has come late as we are just winding up the 11th Parliament, I am happy we now have a framework of ... view
  • 4 Apr 2017 in National Assembly: marginalised to catch up with the rest of the country. This is quite important. I am happy we have this Bill, which has been brought to the House. As I second, one of the challenges we have as a country is ensuring that we get value for money. I would urge my colleagues, Members of Parliament, to make sure that they seriously supervise implementation of projects like water projects, roads and others. If we do not supervise implementation, we will continue channeling a lot of resources to programmes, but we hardly realise the expected outputs or outcomes. The Members have ... view
  • 29 Mar 2017 in National Assembly: On a point of order. view
  • 29 Mar 2017 in National Assembly: On a point of order, Hon. Temporary Deputy Speaker. I agree with the Leader of the Majority Party that we step down Order No.9, but I think we should put this on record. I remember Hon. Mule also had another Bill which was related to health matters and this is the second one we are stepping down because of the Health Bill. I think it is unfair for Members to keep deferring their Motions or Bills because there is a mother Bill which we are not aware where it is, as a House, and we have not been given progress. ... view
  • 28 Mar 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. view
  • 28 Mar 2017 in National Assembly: Hon. Speaker, I just want to seek your guidance in terms of procedure. This amendment deals with a money matter. Normally, anytime you bring up money issues, there is a procedure to go about it. This amendment has not been discussed by the Budget and Appropriations Committee. I do not know whether it will be in order, procedurally, to have an amendment which relates to money matters because we also have to consult the National Treasury to do this. We cannot debate it here and approve it. Budgets are not just ceilings. There is a macro framework which informs everything ... view
  • 28 Mar 2017 in National Assembly: Thank you, Hon. Speaker. I want to add my voice in supporting this Report of the Budget and Appropriations Committee. I would like to remind the House that this is the last Budget that we will pass as the 11th Parliament. There are realities in terms of the environment we are operating in which we must always keep in sight such as the political environment. We all appreciate the fact that as a result of this being a political year, we will have a bit of risks in terms of Budget implementation. What that means is that as we move ... view
  • 28 Mar 2017 in National Assembly: They are shouting at me. I am not used to this. view
  • 28 Mar 2017 in National Assembly: Hon. Speaker, I was speaking about the budget-making medium term framework. Every financial year, we make a Budget for three years, which we call the rolling budget process. But you find that at any time, we are expected as a country to make sure that even as we implement the Budget for that particular year, we look at the estimates for the other two years. If you look at what we have been doing for the last four years, that is an area that we have also not done very well in. There are ceilings that we have put for ... view