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The East African Community Council of Ministers has appointed 31 East Africans to various positions at the EAC Secretariat.

EALA Speaker, Rt Hon. Daniel Fred Kidega is calling on global Parliamentarians to pay more attention in ensuring promotion of economic stimulus programmes that address social challenges and support local value chains in a bid to narrow the widening poverty gaps and redress inequalities.

President of the Republic of South Sudan, His Excellency General Salva Kiir Mayardit late last week held cordial discussions with the EALA Speaker, Rt Hon. Daniel F. Kidega in State House, Juba.

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.

The Republic of South Sudan (RSS) will soon appoint a judge to sit on the bench of the First Instance Division of the Arusha-based East African Court of Justice (EACJ).

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.

Today is the International Women’s Day. As the globe came together to commemorate the day under the theme; “Be Bold for Change”, EALA legislators sitting in Kigali, Rwanda prized the region with passage of the EAC Gender Equality, Equity and Development Bill, 2016 as the House resumed.

President Paul Kagame yesterday addressed Parliament at the commencement of the Fifth Meeting of the Fifth Session in Kigali, Rwanda.

Speaker of EALA, Rt Hon Daniel F. Kidega yesterday challenged residents of Obongi County, Moyo District in Northern Uganda to take advantage of the integration process and tap in to available opportunities.

EALA Speaker, Rt Hon Daniel F. Kidega yesterday paid a courtesy call on the former President of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Facilitator of the Inter-Burundi Dialogue, H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa, in Dar es Salaam.

Hon. Dr Didas Masaburi is dead. The former EALA Legislator passed away last night (October 12th, 2016) at the Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam, where he had been admitted.

The Assembly today has added its voice to the push for more budgetary allocation in the agricultural sector in Partner States and to ensure legal and regulatory frameworks are responsive to the needs of the smallholder farmers, youth, women and other sectors.

The President of Zanzibar and the Chairman of the Revolutionary Council, H.E. Dr Ali Mohammed Shein opened the Second Meeting of the Fifth Session of the Third Assembly with a call to re-double efforts towards strengthening the integration process.

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The EALA Speaker, Rt Hon. Daniel Fred Kidega says the time for the Economic Community of West African States’ (ECOWAS) Parliament to get Legislative powers is now, Such a move, Rt Hon.

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.

The second week of the sensitisation of stakeholders in the Partner States has commenced and will see EALA Members continue with its outreach to regional stakeholders.

The Assembly is urging the EAC Council of Ministers to develop a regional urban planning policy for the bloc to have better co-ordinated cities and cross-border towns and put in place remedial measures to disasters.

The EAC Secretary General, Hon. Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, this afternoon took Oath of Allegiance as an Ex-Officio of the Assembly as the 6th Meeting of the 4th Session commenced in Arusha, Tanzania this afternoon.

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) holds its sitting in Arusha, Tanzania, next week. The Sixth Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Third Assembly takes place from Monday, May 23, 2016 to Friday, June 3, 2016.

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