2020 Budget Defence: We’ve done well, Senate President tells Senators
01 November 2019 | 6:00 am
The Senate today, has adjourned plenary session until the 5th of November. The Senate upon resumption of a two weeks break which was to enable committees to hold budget defence with the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies, (MDAs).
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