Posted by: africanpressorganization | 17 January 2012

EALA to hold Plenary in Kampala next week / President Yoweri Museveni and President Mwai Kibaki expected to address Assembly on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 and on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 respectively


 

 

EALA to hold Plenary in Kampala next week / President Yoweri Museveni and President Mwai Kibaki expected to address Assembly on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 and on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 respectively

 

ARUSHA, Tanzania, January 17, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) resumes business next week holding its Plenary in Kampala, Uganda. The Plenary which takes place from Tuesday, January 24, 2012, to Thursday, February 2, 2012 is the Second Meeting of the Fifth Session of the Second Assembly.

 

President Yoweri Museveni is expected to address a Special Sitting on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. The Chairperson of the Summit of the EAC Heads of State, President Mwai Kibaki, is expected to deliver the annual State of EAC Address at a Special Sitting on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

 

The Assembly to be presided by the Speaker, Rt. Hon Abdirahin H. Abdi, shall during the two-week period discuss matters of legislative business. The Sitting expects to debate on the following Bills:

•    Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) Bill (2nd & 3rd Reading)

•    EAC Trans-boundary Ecosystem Management Bill, 2010

•    The EAC Polythene Materials Control Bill (2nd & 3rd Reading)

•    receive and consider reports from various Committees of the Assembly

•    consider Motions and Questions brought before the House.

 

EALA shall also hold briefing sessions with the Deputies Secretaries General of the EAC who shall apprise the Assembly on progress concerning Political Federation, Social Sector, Customs and Trade, Planning and Infrastructure and Finance and Administration among other areas.

 

NOTE TO EDITORS ABOUT EALA

The East African Legislative Assembly is the legislative Organ of the East African Community. Its Membership consists of a total of 52, of whom 45 are elected Members (9 from each Partner State) and seven ex-officio members (the Ministers responsible for EAC Affairs from the Partner States, the Secretary General of the Community and the Counsel to the Community).

 

The East African Legislative Assembly has legislative functions as well as oversight of all East African Community matters. The enactment of legislation of the Community is effected by means of Bills passed by the Assembly and assented to by the Heads of State, and every Bill that has been duly passed and assented to become an Act of the Community and takes precedent over similar legislations in the Partner States.

 

EALA in June 2010 launched its Strategic Plan and Website at its 5th Meeting of the third Session held in Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya respectively. The Strategic Plan is expected to go a long way to firmly entrench the EALA as the epitome of the Community’s democracy and unity. The EALA website http://www.eala.org provides the Assembly with the means to communicate actively with the citizens of East Africa and beyond and enhances public understanding of the legislature’s role and responsibilities.

 

SOURCE 

East African Legislative Assembly (EALA)


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