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February Parliament Sitting Postponed To March, To be Held Concurrently

February Parliament Sitting Postponed To March, To be Held Concurrently
Fiji Electricity Authority (FEA) chief executive officer Hasmukh Patel (front left), while presenting their submission on the FEA 2016 Annual Report to the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs on January 11, 2018. Photo: Parliament of Fiji
January 12
11:00 2018

The 2018 February Parliament sitting has been postponed to March 2018, thereby hav­ing two weeks of sitting.

The Parliament sittings for February and March will be held concurrently, under the new dates from Monday, March 5 to Friday March 16, 2018.

This is because of the the 20th Conference of Com­monwealth Education Min­isters Meeting (‘CCEM’), which will be held from February 19 to 23, 2018 in Nadi.

Ministers and their re­spective ministries will be engaged during this high-level meeting, therefore, the Speaker of Parliament has ruled that the 2018 Feb­ruary sitting be postponed to March 2018, for two weeks.

Standing Committees start deliberartions

The Standing Committees of the Fijian Parliament have begun deliberations this week, looking through annual reports, Bill re­ports, work plans for 2018 and pending issues within their various committees.

The committees include the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and De­fence, Standing Committee on Justice, Law and Human Rights, Standing Commit­tee on Social Affairs, Stand­ing Committee on Natural Resources and Standing Committee on Economic Affairs.

The Standing Committee on Economic Affairs be­gan receiving submissions on the Fiji Electricity Au­thority (FEA) 2016 Annual Report from relevant stake­holders.

The committee received submissions from the Per­manent Secretary for Pub­lic Enterprises, David Kol­itagane, and his delegation on Wednesday.

Yesterday, the FEA chief executive officer Hasmukh Patel also made submis­sions on the authority’s an­nual report.

Source: Parliament of Fiji

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