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Parliament, Sunday 23 October 2022 – The Presiding Officers of Parliament, the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, last night received President Cyril Ramaphosa's response to the recommendations of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector, including Organs of State.
In June, when the President submitted the final two parts of the report he also committed to submit the implementation plan on the recommendations to Parliament’s Presiding Officers within the deadline stipulated by the Gauteng High Court.
From the six parts of the report released publicly over the last months, the Presiding Officers have gleaned that the Commission’s report contains a range of recommendations on how Parliament should improve oversight which includes the need to ensure adequate funding for Portfolio Committees; the need for a Parliamentary mechanism to track and monitor executive action; enhancing Parliaments role in key appointment processes; and developing specialized Committees to deal with issues that cut across Departments and Ministries, amongst others.
Parliament is committed to ensuring that it goes through the report with a fine-tooth comb and put in place the necessary mechanisms required to address the deficiencies identified by the Commission.
In addition to working on proper mechanism that will address the issues raised by the report of the Commission, the Presiding Officers have already referred certain matters requiring direct action by Parliament to parliamentary structures for processing.
With the submission of the implementation plan by the President yesterday, which outlines how the Executive will fulfil the remedial actions recommended by the Commission, Parliament will begin a process of scrutinising the details of the plan as well as overseeing, through its oversight instruments, its implementation.
The implementation plan will be brought to the attention of the Members of Parliament.
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