Just a day to the end of the National Conference Committees? assignment, some committees are still holding meetings and consultations with resource persons while others have almost completed their assignment.

At the Tuesday meeting of the committees, it was a tale of mixed results, as the Committee on Devolution continues to face difficulties in reaching a consensus on key issues.

The heated debates led to one delegate threatening to work out of the committee meeting.

In less than 48 hours, the six days timeline given to committees to complete their work will elapse and delegates are trying hard to make sure they complete their assignments.

Some of the committees are still meeting with resource persons like officials of the National Pension Commission and the Minister of Mines and Steel Development while some of the delegates say their committees are close to completing their work.

But things were different at the meeting of the Committee on Devolution.

The committee had hardly started its meeting when journalists were told to leave for a few minutes.

When the meeting opened a few minutes later, the committee found it difficult to agree on some vital issues. The committee then went into a closed door meeting for the rest of the day.

While the chairmen refused to speak afterwards, some delegates told reporters that the committee members had divergent views on several issues and that the committee was not reaching any agreement.

With the committee having difficulties in reaching consensus, it appears the committees may need more time to work.

However, there was news that the secretariat is considering making next week work free.

This news will surely be welcomed by some of the committees that are yet to complete their work.

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