Parliament is scheduled to reconvene from February 22 to March 18 for the Mid-year Budget Review when Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe will table the 2015/16 revised budget.
Expectations are high that government would table the much-awaited Access to Information (ATI) Bill during this meeting following assurance from Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs that a Cabinet committee on legal affairs would present the final draft of the bill to the Cabinet during the second week of February.
In a statement dated January 21 2016 from the office of the Speaker of the National Assembly, Richard Msowoya, the second meeting of the 46th Session would begin on February 22 at 2pm.
The communication is addressed to Cabinet ministers, deputy ministers and members of Parliament (MPs).
Unresolved issues from the first meeting in November likely to spill over to this meeting include the status of investigations into allegations that First Deputy Speaker Esther Mcheka Chilenje and Second Deputy Speaker Clement Chiwaya claimed housing allowances by signing tenancy agreements for their own houses.