The National Assembly met on 2 February for the first time in 2021, after a long holiday break.
The Speaker of Parliament, Hon Advocate Jacob Francis Mudenda, acknowledged the difficult times the country is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and urged Members of Parliament and the nation at large to continue adhering to COVID-19 rules and regulations.
The Speaker also announced that Senator Douglas Mwonzora of the MDC-T has been appointed as a new member of the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders (CSRO) in Parliament after Hon Innocent Gonese resigned from the Committee.
The SROC has the mandate of supervising the administration of Parliament, formulating standing orders, considering and deciding on all matters concerning Parliament and exercising any other functions that may be conferred or imposed on the Committee by the Constitution or by Standing orders or any other law.
Meanwhile, Parliamentary Portfolio Committees have been given the green light to resume their work on the 8th of February, using virtual platforms, until the COVID-19 situation improves.
The House adjourned to 16 February 2021.