— Chikwanda to present 2015 National Budget on October 10th, 2014

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   Finance and National Development minister Alexander Chikwanda is on October 10, expected to present the 2015 national Budget.


Mr. Chikwanda’s his budget speech presentation will then be followed by debates by Members of the House on the policy statements contained in his speech.


However, the house is expected to approve the National Budget for 2015 in early December, this year.


The Budget consideration and approval will be the main focus of the first meeting of the Fourth Session of the Eleventh National Assembly.


This is contained in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today by Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer Mathew Mukelabai.


Mr. Mukelabai explained that the house will during this session be expected to pass a number of budget related legislations in order to authorize the executive to spend the 2015 Budget and to operationalize government policy statements.


Mr. Mukelabai said the bill will include the appropriation bill, the customs and exercise (amendment) bill and the income tax (amendment) bill.


He named others as the property transfer tax (amendment) bill and the value added tax (amendment) bill.