Blog Posts tagged “budget vote”

President and Parliament’s Budget Vote Debates take centre stage

July 15, 2019 (3 days, 18 hours ago) — Comments

It’s another week where Parliament’s schedule is dominated by Budget Vote Debates.

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These debates happen in the mini-plenary sittings of the National Assembly and are headlined by Ministers, their deputies, party leaders and senior MPs.

This period is usually frenetic as lawmakers jump from Committee work to attending ...

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2019 Budget Debate Votes

July 8, 2019 (1 week, 3 days ago) — Comments

Committees have been meeting for the past week with departments and their entities to scrutinize strategic and annual performance plans, budgets and performance targets in preparation for reports to be considered by the House. The focus now shifts to the House budget vote debates that commence tomorrow, 9 July and ...

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The Week Ahead: President, Vuwani Protest & Legislation in the spotlight

May 16, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

The President's oral question session is the high point of the parliamentary week.

He is required to answers questions of national or international importance once per term in accordance with the annual parliamentary programme. The questions are sifted and published beforehand in a process involving the Speaker, to ensure ...

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The Week Ahead: Parliament’s budget vote in the spotlight

May 9, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

The Legislature's budget vote, scheduled for Thursday, is the main plenary event this week. In their speeches, the presiding officers will underscore the role of Parliament in our democracy, talk about the challenges facing the institution, highlight a few successes, outline the allocation for each programme and give some ...

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The Week Ahead: The Presidency's budget vote & legislation in the spotlight

May 3, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

After a low key week, Parliament has scheduled a busy programme in the main chambers and committee corridor. There is only four weeks left before the legislature takes an extended break ahead of the local government elections, but there is still plenty of legislating, oversight and scrutinising, and set piece ...

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The Week Ahead: Quiet Week Ahead

April 25, 2016 (3 years, 2 months ago) — Comments

There's a distinct lull in Parliament this week, as the legislature makes the most of the mid-week public holiday. Most committees have postponed their activities and only one day has been set aside for parliamentary business.

It’s the second of week of budget debates and 3 Ministers - Public ...

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The Week Ahead: Budget debates and 'Taking Parliament to the People' dominate

April 18, 2016 (3 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

For the past two weeks committees have been meeting with departments and entities to pore over their strategic and annual performance plans, budgets and performance targets and prepare reports for consideration by the House.

The focus now shifts to the budget vote debates that commence tomorrow and run until 12 ...

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The Week Ahead: All out Action in the Committee Corridor

April 11, 2016 (3 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

It's a low key week in the main chambers with no sittings scheduled. All the parliamentary action will take place in the committee corridor where the schedule is bursting.

The legislature’s budget vote season shows no sign of slowing down as most days are packed with long meetings ...

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The Week Ahead: Drama as New Term Kicks off

April 4, 2016 (3 years, 3 months ago) — Comments

Parliament resumes this week after a two-week constituency period. The second term will run for 8 weeks and its culmination will trigger several weeks of campaigning ahead of the municipal elections.

The programme is packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work; oral questions to ...

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Vote for the Budget - use this online tool

Feb. 25, 2016 (3 years, 4 months ago) — Comments

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Tell Parliament your opinion on the five biggest increases and five biggest cuts in Budget 2016/17.

This will be sent directly to the Standing Committee on Appropriations – the parliamentary committee that can recommend changes to the budget.

Use this online tool at http://vote4thebudget.org

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