FINANCE Minister Dr Bwalya Ng’andu has withdrawn the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Amendment Bill, which was at Second Reading stage, to allow for further consultation on the proposed piece of legislation.

Speaking in Parliament, Wednesday, Dr Ng’andu explained that the Bill was withdrawn to allow more consultation on the Bill before re-introducing it back in the House.

“Madam Speaker, with leave of the House, I wish to withdraw the Bill to allow for further consultation as recommended by the budget committee. The Bill will be resubmitted after the completion of the consultation,” said Dr Ng’andu.

Meanwhile, five government bills were introduced in Parliament, Wednesday, which include the National Institute of Public Administration Amendment Bill; the Petroleum Exploration and Production Amendment Bill; the Examinations Council of Zambia Amendment Bill; the National Heritage Conservation Amendment Bill and the Rural Electrification Amendment Bill.