Sajha Party demands amendment to MCC before its endorsement

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Kathmandu - The Sajha Party has drawn the government attention not to endorse the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) compact as it is. In a press statement today, the party has said it would be inappropriate to endorse the MCC document by the parliament without amendment as some points in the agreement are against the national sovereignty and interests.

It seems above the law of Nepali when it does not require the role of Auditor General's Office in projects to be implemented under the MCC compact with investment from the Nepali Government. The provision noting the permission from India for transmission line to be constructed within the country has to be amended,, according to the party. Party Spokesperson Dr Surya Raj Acharya.

He warned that Nepal could face complications if such issues are not properly addressed in the MCC compact. ''More, the document creates no boundary of citizenship for employment in the projects to be implemented under the MCC and some provisions in the agreement will remain in effect after the completion of projects and this should be studied well before proceeding towards the endorsement,'' the party said.

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National News Agency, Nepal

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