Parliament which was supposed to rise yesterday is expected to continue meeting next week after Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya announced that there is still more business for lawmakers to discuss.
Members of Parliament (MPs) have been meeting to consider the 2016/17 National Budget in Lilongwe from May 20 2016. This sitting was expected to run for eight weeks.
The highlight of this sitting is the passage of the 2016/17 National Budget which Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe presented to the House on May 27.
But Msowoya yesterday told MPs that there were still other bills that should be debated.
He said bills such as Water Bill, Money Bill, Access to Information Bill and Land Bill, are among the outstanding businesses, which the House must discuss before it can rise.
Leader of the House George Chaponda proposed through a motion to extend the current meeting to next week and the motion was agreed by the whole House.
Meanwhile, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) yesterday summoned the Auditor General Stephenson Kamphasa to brief the committee on the K577 billion Cashgate report.
In an interview, PAC chairperson Kamlepo Kalua confirmed meeting the Auditor General at Parliament Buildings. n