DEPUTY Speaker of the National Assembly Mabel Chinomona yesterday told legislators that her boss, Jacob Mudenda, would make a ruling “in due course” on petitions submitted to him by several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) seeking to stop passage of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Debt Assumption Bill.
BY VENERANDA LANGA
Chinomona was responding to Mabvuku-Tafara MP James Maridadi (MDC-T) who demanded to know when Mudenda would announce his decision on the issue.
“My constituency Mabvuku-Tafara has tasked me to petition this House to say the RBZ Debt Assumption Bill must be rejected by this House before it goes to Committee Reading Stage,” Maridadi said.
Chinomona consented that Parliament had indeed received the petition.
Several NGOs last week petitioned Mudenda in a bid to thwart passage of the Bill that would see government taking over the RBZ’s $1,35 billion debt.
Chinomona said: “I confirm that my office has received the petition referred to by (Honourable) Maridadi. MDC-T chief whip Innocent Gonese was advised of the procedure of this matter, and the Speaker will rule on the matter in due course.”