ETLS 26 April 2013 - According to a report in The Dili Weekly on 12 April 2013, Parliamentary Committee A will prioritise three laws in the current sitting of the Parliament including the draft land law.
to the President of Commission A, MP Carmelita Caetano Moniz, the Land Law is comprised of a package of three pieces of
“Within this year we will try hard to debate these laws and take them to the plenary for approval,” said MP Moniz.
added of the three law, the Land Law is the most important to be
debated and approved at the National Parliament because there are many
land disputes in the country.
Meanwhile CNRT MP
Francisco da Costa said these laws must be adequately debated and
approved by the parliament so some of the problems that have occurred
can be regulated.
“But I don’t know yet about the
status of the Land and Property Law and the Anti-Corruption Law because
the law I have at the moment on my table is the Municipalities Law,”
said MP da Costa.
The MP has concerns with the fact the
laws are in Portuguese and urges them to be translated into Tetum so
they can be easily understood.
“So we can provide
feedback to one another. I think it is very important to approve these
laws and laws are important to regulate citizens,” added MP da Costa. Source: The Dili Weekly