Speaker of the National assembly Patrick Matibini says there is need to reform the budget system so that it suits the needs of people.
Dr. Matibini said before the country prepares the 2019 national budget, the country should first identify people’s priorities.
ZANIS reports that the Speaker said this when he inspected and toured Pemba constituency parliamentary office in Southern Province.
He also urged Professional Assistants and Members of Parliaments (MPs) to sensitize members of public on duties of constituency offices so that they appreciate the MPs ‘contribution to the country’s economic activities.
And Pemba MP, Mutinta Mazoka told the Speaker that people in her area do not fully understand the role of constituency offices.
The Pemba UPND lawmaker noted that this has led to many misunderstandings between the community and their National Assembly representative.
The Speaker is in Southern Province to familiarize himself with the operations of constituency offices.