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EALA to resume business after Zziwa censure flops

By Vision Reporter

Added 19th May 2014 12:14 PM

Zziwa adjourned the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) sittings indefinitely on April 1, after a motion to remove her from office backfired

EALA to resume business after Zziwa censure flops

Zziwa adjourned the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) sittings indefinitely on April 1, after a motion to remove her from office backfired

By Henry Sekanjako

AFTER the East African Court of Justice halted Speaker Margaret Zziwa’s censure by the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) members, the House is set to resume business after a one and half month indefinite adjournment.

Zziwa on April 1, indifinitely adjourned the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) sittings after a motion to remove her from office backfired.

However, according to Bobi Odiko the EALA senior public relations officer, the regional parliament was set to resume business starting May 26 in Arusha Tanzania.

In a press statement, high on the agenda was the deliberations on the 2014/2015 financial year budget and Bills that have been pending in the house. 

“The East African Legislative Assembly will resume business next week in Arusha Tanzania, and we shall have plenary sessions from Monday 26 to Friday June 6.

During the sitting, the Assembly will receive and discuss the EAC budget speech for the financial year 2014/2015.

The Budget Speech will be delivered on May 29, by the chairperson of the Council of Ministers Phyllis J Kandie.

The Assembly is also expected to consider the East African Community (EAC) integration (Education) Bill 2014, the EAC Appropriation Bill 2014 and the EAC Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2014 and receive and consider reports from various committees of the Assembly.

Key reports to be tabled to the house at the two week session emanate from the committee of Agriculture, Tourism and Natural resources on the second parliamentarians’ workshop on climate change and that of the committee on communication, trade and investment on the single customs territory. 

The House shall also deliberate on the report of the committee on accounts on internal audit systems and the report of the committee on general purpose on the EAC Annual report for the period 2011/2012.

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