House of Reps to Delay Second Reading of National Water Resources Bill, 2020, Till September

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The House of Representatives is to delay the second reading of the controversial National Water Resources Bill, 2020, till September when the National Assembly resumes from its annual two-month recess.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Water Resources, Sada Soli, made this known at the plenary. According to him, the break will allow members to scrutinize the proposals in the legislation and note their observations.

Recall that the bill had re-emerged on the floor of the House of Representatives on June 29, amidst suspicions from members. The leadership, however, assured the lawmakers that the new version of the legislation would capture all the interests of the states. Soli also announced that the bill had been re-gazetted.