THE 2022 Appropriation Bill will be tabled in Parliament this week.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this in his nationwide address last Friday, over the national broadcaster.
He said he had issued instructions to set a date for the next meeting of Parliament.
“I am also pleased to announce that Cabinet has approved the 2022 Appropriation Bill, 2022, yesterday. The Bill will be tabled in Parliament next week,” Mr. Sogavare said.
He explained debate of the 2022 Appropriation Bill will be the main item of business for the next Parliament meeting.
Also he confirmed the State of Public Emergency will expire on 25th March.
Thus, he said Cabinet is yet to deliberate on whether this should be renewed or not and they will be guided by Ministry of Health on this.
“If it is to be renewed, His Excellency will make a declaration to that effect. However, Parliament must be way of a resolution agree to extend the period of that declaration,” said Mr. Sogavare.
By ESTHER NURIA