Ntuthuko, MP Robert fight' stalling progress
MBABANE — Minister of Public Works and Transport Ntuthuko Dlamini believes that the strained relationship between himself and the chairman of his ministry’s portfolio committee in Parliament is stalling at least three important Bills.
Consequently, the three Bills have spent some time in the committee chaired by Motshane Member of Parliament, Robert Magongo.
This has impacted the rolling out of the SADC licences, the transformation of the Central Transport Administration (CTA) into a parastal and the reviewing of traffic fines, the Minister said.
The minster spoke on national radio about how the Chairman of the Portfolio Committee was stalling the passing of the Bills.
The three Bills are the CTO, Road Traffic Fines and the Construction and Industry Bills.
In a separate interview, the minister said these Bills were grounded at the portfolio committee, yet he submitted them two years ago.
"We should sort personal matters out of Parliament and serve the interest of the people who elected us. This is disservice to the Swazis out there," Dlamini said.
He said the portfolio committee was letting him down because people were looking at him regarding the delay and yet he had no control over it.
He acknowledged that he remained ‘suspended’ in Parliament for his inability to fire the Royal Swaziland National Airways Board of Directors as per parliament’s resolution.
However, he said his suspension should not affect the Swazis who should be benefiting from the passing of the Bills.
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