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Assembly meets tomorrow to consider extending state of emergency

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By Omar Bah

Lawmakers will tomorrow, Friday convene a second extra-ordinary session to consider extending the period of the State of Public Emergency among.
The National Assembly on 4 April unanimously voted to extend the State of Emergency by 45 days to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, which will expire this Friday, 15 May.

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The sessions, which will last for six days will consider, among others, the revised estimates of revenue and expenditure 2020; the supplementary appropriation bill 2020 etc.
“The sittings commence at 10:00am prompt.
However, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Chambers (sittings) are not opened to the general public but the proceedings will be broadcast live,” a statement signed by the Clerk reads.

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