Maseru, Nov 20 – Members of Parliament have unanimously adopted the Private Members Bill that seeks to bring the Private Members Bill in terms of Standing Order No. 52 (1) with the long title of the Bill to be for an Act to regulate naturalised citizens in line with Section 41(2)(B) of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution Act, 2018.
Mr. Lebohang Hlaele who is a Member of Parliament representing All Basotho Convention (ABC) on Proportional Representation (PR) said the purpose of the Bill is to allow the parliament to pronounce itself about which positions the naturalised citizens should be allowed to occupy in the country.
He made an example if the naturalised citizens should be allowed to be Prime Ministers, Chief Justices, army Commissioners or any other statutory positions in the country.
Mr. Hlaele said the motion has been brought about based on the high court ruling which instructed the parliament to clearly specify which positions could be held by the naturalised citizens in the country. . .