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Speaker of Parliament unhappy with 2017 budget | Parliament independence was undermined - Open Parly
By Daniel Chigundu Speaker of National Assembly Jacob Mudenda says funds allocated to Parliament in the 2017 National Budget are worrisome and serves to undermine its authority and mandate. The financially hamstrung Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa allocated a measly US$30.7 million to the legislature from his uninspiring US$4.1 billion proposed budget. Addressing legislators and delegates …