FINANCE Minister Dr Bwalya Ng’andu has presented the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) amendment Bill No.11 of 2020 for first reading to National Assembly.

And Speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Matibini has referred the bill to the parliamentary committee on National Security and Foreign Affairs.

Meanwhile, two other bills namely; the Non-Governmental organization amendment Bill 13 of 2020; and the Companies amendment Bill N0.12 of 2020 were presented for first reading by Community Development Minister Kampamba Chewe and her Trade and Commerce counterpart Christopher Yaluma respectively.

Dr Matibini referred the Non-Government Organization Bill to the committee on Health, Community Development and Social Services while the Companies Bill was referred to the committee on delegated legislation.

And Dr Matibini said all the three committees were expected to submit their reports on the bills to the House by Thursday, 12th November 2020 and urged MPs who wished to make submissions on the bills to do so within the programme of work of the committees.