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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.

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

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

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

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 Vice President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan this morning officially opened the 9th Inter-Parliamentary Relations Seminar (Nanyuki IX) in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

EALA yesterday debated and approved the EAC Annual Report 2013/14. The Assembly, meanwhile, urged the Council of Ministers to ensure further improvements in future subsequent reports and in all EAC documents by enhancing overall supervision and quality control.

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 this afternoon sworn in Hon. Dr Susan Alphonce Kolimba, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, East African, Regional and International Co-operation in the United Republic of Tanzania, as an Ex-Officio Member.

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