The DA has released a statement confirming that it has called on the National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise to hold an urgent parliamentary meeting on the COVID-19 vaccination plan.
The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Chief Whip, Natasha Mazzone, on Monday, 4 January 2021, penned a statement confirming that the party has written to the National Assembly Speaker, Thandi Modise. The DA is calling for an urgent meeting and debate on the COVID-19 vaccination plan that was proposed by Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize on Sunday, 3 January 2021.
The statement read, “Minister Mkhize’s briefing has raised more questions than answers, to the extent that the DA Shadow Minister for Health, Siviwe Gwarube, has submitted a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application in order to shed more light on an issue that is potentially endangering millions of South Africans.”
The DA is looking to discuss two key matters concerning the proposed plan. The first matter placed on the table was that of ensuring transparency during the procurement deal, as all deals are currently believed to be conducted under non-disclosure agreements. Secondly, “the distribution mechanisms and methods of the vaccines on national, provincial and local levels to ensure that there are no delays.”
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💉| The Speaker of Parliament must now reconsider and allow an urgent debate regarding SA’s Covid-19 vaccination-plan.
South Africans need detailed answers and action to save their lives.
Parliament needs to be decisive and play its role in this regard.https://t.co/xKd6HAthyW
— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) January 4, 2021