The National Assembly is set to dismantle the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy, rebuilding it as the Ministry of Mines and Energy and creating a new Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts, a senior CPP lawmaker confirmed on Friday. The move comes just a few weeks after members of the ruling CPP took their seats at the National Assembly despite a boycott from the opposition CNRP’s 55 lawmakers’ elect, meaning the vote to split the institution will be effectively unopposed. “The government’s request to get approval from the National Assembly for splitting the current Ministry of Industry, Mines
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