On 27th November, 2020, the Hon. Minister of Justice and Law tabled the National Reforms Authority Regulations, 2020. The Regulations were referred to the Portfolio Committee on Law and Public Safety Cluster for consideration in terms of Standing Order No. 100 (3). The Committee invited the Hon. Minister of Justice and Law to a briefing session in accordance with Standing Order No. 101 (2).
The Committee, therefore, presents this Report to the House for consideration.
- MINISTERIAL BRIEF
The Ministry stated that National Reforms Authority Regulations, 2020 are made pursuant to Section 22 of the National Reforms Authority Act, 2019.
The Regulations give practical effect to the provision of the Nation Reforms Authority Act, 2019. It provides policy guidance and direction that will enable efficient and effective running of the Authority. In other words, the Regulations seek to expand and broaden the mandate of the Authority when executing its function of coordinating, overseeing and strategically leading in the implementation of the Resolutions and Decisions of the Second Plenary.
The Regulations seek to organize and put systems at the administrative and operational functions of the Authority through:
- Nominating a representation of ex-officio members;
- Establishing and setting up the composition of technical committee teams under each thematic area;
- Guiding and controlling implementation of the reforms process;
- Prescribing duties and functions of the office of the Chairperson and his Deputy; and
- Regulating the selection process of members of staff and management of the Authority.
The Committee recommends for the approval of these Regulations and the adoption of this Report by the House.