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The activities of the EAC are perpetually grinding to a halt – unless immediate remedial measures are taken to remit the amount of US$ 24,016,930 owed to the EAC by the Partner States.

EALA has adjourned the enactment of the EAC Polythene Materials Control Bill 2016 in order to allow more room for consultations. The Motion for adjournment of the Bill was moved by the Chair of Council of Ministers and Deputy Minister of EAC, United Republic of Tanzania, Hon.

The regional Assembly is calling on the EAC bloc to work closely with cross border pastoral communities to ensure the proactive and effective implementation of the Common Market Protocol.

EALA is urging all Parliaments and Political Parties of the EAC Partner States to celebrate the International Day of Democracy on 15th September 2016 by having specific programs facilitating and promoting participation of young people in all affairs of their society including in decision making a

The Minister for State, of East African Affairs, Republic of Uganda, Hon Julius Wandera Maganda, this afternoon took Oath of Allegiance as an Ex-Officio Member of the Assembly.

It was an emotional send-off for the late Hon. Hafsa Mossi at a one-day Special Sitting held in Arusha yesterday with EALA legislators condemning in the strongest terms possible, the despicable, brutal and dastardly murder.

EALA late yesterday debated and passed the 2016/17 Budget totaling US$101,374,589 with amendments following reallocations.

EALA has granted leave to Hon. Dora Byamukama to introduce a Bill entitled the East African Community Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill, 2016.

The Assembly late yesterday debated and hailed the Chairperson of the EAC Summit of Heads of State for the concise exposition of the EAC policy contained in the State of the EAC Address delivered to EALA at the March Session.

The 5th Meeting of the 4th Session of the 3rd Assembly concluded in Dar es Salaam, on Thursday, March 17th, 2016.

The original East African Community (1967-77) may be defunct but the feelings it evoked are still revered. They also say that behind every successful man is a woman, a mantra whose plurality is often sought.

The Assembly yesterday moved a Resolution to bid farewell to the outgoing Secretary General of the EAC, Hon. Amb. Dr Richard Sezibera for a job well done.

The East African Legislative Assembly has proposed enactment of an omnibus law to harmonise national laws appertaining to the Community and to institute an administration law for the Common Market Protocol.

EALA this afternoon passed the Disaster Risk Reduction and Disaster Management Bill, 2013, paving way for the region to take necessary disaster preparedness, management, protection and mitigation measures as well as in handling disasters in a more co-ordinated way.

The admission of the South Sudan into the EAC received a thumbs up from the Assembly this afternoon, as it passed a Resolution congratulating the Sixth Partner State into the EAC fold.

The Assembly is calling on the Partner States to commence the process of uniformly abolishing work and residence permit fees as well as in the facilitation of portability of social benefits.

Debate on the EAC Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Bill 2013 shall now be prioritised during the next Plenary in March 2016. The move follows the adjournment of debate on the Bill occasioned by a Motion moved yesterday by the Chair of the Council of Ministers, Hon. Dr Susan A. Kolimba.

EALA has moved a Resolution congratulating President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Dr John Pombe Joseph Magufuli following his election as the fifth President of the United Republic of Tanzania.

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