Zitto to face Parliamentary committee for his remarks over mining reports

The MP was quoted as suggesting that the committees’ reports should have been tabled in the Parliament before being handed to the government.

Zitto to face Parliamentary committee for his remarks over mining reports

The MP was quoted as suggesting that the committees’ reports should have been tabled in the Parliament before being handed to the government.

12 September 2017 Tuesday 16:38
Zitto to face Parliamentary committee for his remarks over mining reports

By Azania Post Reporter

SPEAKER of the National Assembly in Tanzania, Job Ndugai, has ordered Kigoma Urban legislator, Zitto Kabwe to report to the Parliamentary Ethics Committee over his recent remarks.

Tanzania House Speaker Job Ndugai

The outspoken MP have been called before tomorrow following his recent remarks over two reports presented by two Committee which investigated gemstones business and mining in the country.

In his remarks, Zitto said the House powers were compromised when two committees that investigated diamond and tanzanite mining submitted their reports to the government.

The MP was quoted as suggesting that the committees’ reports should have been tabled in the Parliament before being handed to the government.

Speaking in the Parliament today morning Speaker Ndugai said the teams were not formed under any House resolution.

"Did you suggest anywhere and pass a resolution to form the two committees? It should be remembered that these are different from the standing committees which are guided by the standing orders," he said.

“I'm the one who formed the teams to actually advise the government on tanzanite and diamond mining. By the way, Zitto is not in the House and I have no information of why he is not attending the ongoing sessions," he said.

Meanwhile, Speaker Ndugai said condition of Singida East Member of Parliament Tundu Lissu who was shot is improving.

Tundu Lissu

Ndugai urged MPs and other wananchi to continue to pray for Lissu, who is admitted at the Aga Khan hospital in Nairobi.

“Lissu’s condition is improving, so let’s all pray for him,” he told the Parliament today September 12.

Azania Post

Updated: 13.09.2017 09:59
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