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EALA elects new Committees

… legislators to serve for two and half years

East African Legislative Assembly, Arusha, June 29th2020: The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has today appointed Committee Members State) to serve the 4th Assembly for the balance of its life (of two and a half years).  The appointments which took place this afternoon during the virtual sitting, are to ensure the six Committees of the House efficiently discharge their duties. The new Committee Members take over from the current serving ones on Saturday, August 1st, 2020 at the expiry of the current Committees (constituted on 30th, July 2018).

The motion for appointment of standing Committees was moved by Hon Wanjiku Muhia in line with the provisions of Rules 79 and 80 of the Rules of Procedure of the House. Members of the Standing Committees are nominated from among the Members of the Assembly and serve for a term of two and a half years.  The six standing Committees of the House are:

The Committee on Accounts

The Committee on Legal, Rules and Privileges

The Committee on Communication, Trade and Investment

The Committee on Agriculture, Tourism and Natural Resources

The Committee on Regional Affairs and Conflict Resolution

The Committee on General Purpose.

Each elected Member of the serves on two committees and membership is eighteen members while quorum is at least half of the Members. Article 49(2) (e) of the Treaty provides that the Assembly may for purposes of carrying out its functions, establish any Committee or Committees for such purposes it deems necessary;

The functions of the Committee include examining, discussing and recommending to the House on all bills laid before the House, initiating bills within their respective mandate and examining policy matters affecting their subject areas.   The Standing Committees also carry out research in their respective mandate, assess activities of the Community and examine the Community’s recurrent and capital budget estimates.

Last week, the Assembly held elections of the EALA Commissioners in in accordance with Section 3(2) of the Administration of EALA Act, 2012.  

LIST OF APPOINTED MEMBERS AND THE COMMITEES

  • COMMITTEE ON ACCOUNTS
  1. Hon. Kennedy Kalonzo
  2. Hon. Abdikadir Aden
  3. Hon. Simon Mbugua
  4. Hon. Thomas dut Gatkek           
  5. Hon. Dr. Woda Jeremiah Odok
  6. Hon. Dr. Gabriel Garang Aher
  7. Hon. Eng. Mohammed Mnyaa
  8. Hon. Happiness Lugiko
  9. Hon. Alhaj. Adam Kimbisa
  10. Hon. Gasinzigwa Oda
  11. Hon. Dr. Kalinda Francois Xavier
  12. Hon. Barimuyabo Jean Claude
  13. Hon. Mbidde Mukasa
  14. Hon. Kasamba Mathias
  15. Hon. Susan Nakawuki
  16. Hon. Leontine Nzeyimana
  17. Hon. Marie-Claire Burikukiye
  18. Hon. Pierre-Claver Rurakamvye
  • COMMITTEE ON LEGAL, RULES AND PRIVILEGES
  1. Hon. Thomas Dut  Gatkek
  2. Hon. Kennedy Mukulia Ayason
  3. Hon. Kim Gai Ruot
  4. Hon. Simon Mbugua
  5. Hon. Kennedy Kalonzo
  6. Hon. Mpuru Aburi
  7. Hon. Maryam Ussi Yahya
  8. Hon. Dr. Ngwaru Maghembe
  9. Hon. Alhaji. Adam Omar Kimbasa
  10. Hon. Dr. Kalinda Francois Xavier
  11. Hon. Rutazana Francine
  12. Hon. Uwumukiza Francoise
  13. Hon. Mbidde Mukasa
  14. Hon. Namara Denis
  15. Hon. Akol Rose
  16. Hon. Victor Burikukiye
  17. Hon. Mo-Mamo Karerwa
  18. Hon. Sophie Nsavyimana 
  • COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, TOURISM AND NATURAL RESOURCES
  1. Hon. Dr. Woda Jeremiah Odok
  2. Hon. Dr. Gabriel Garang Aher
  3. Hon. Gabriel Alaak Garang
  4. Hon. Fatuma Ibrahim
  5. Hon. Wanjiku Muhia
  6. Hon. Jematiah Sergon
  7. Hon. Dr. Abdallah Makame
  8. Hon. Josephine Lemoyan
  9. Hon. Fancy Nkuhi
  10. Hon. Amb. Ndangiza Fatuma
  11. Hon. Dr. Rwigema Pierre Celestin
  12. Hon. Uwumukiza Francoise
  13. Hon. Chris Opoka Okumu
  14. Hon. Kasamba Mathias
  15. Hon. Susan Nakawuki
  16. Hon. Jean Marie Muhirwa
  17. Hon. Marie-Claire Burikukiye
  18. Hon. Pierre Claver Rurakamvye
  • COMMITTEE ON REGIONAL AFFAIRS AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION
  1. Hon. Gabriel Alaak Garang
  2. Hon. Gideon Gatpan Thoar                 
  3. Hon. Dr. Anne Itto Leonardo
  4. Hon. Dr. Oburu Oginga
  5. Hon. Adan Noor
  6. Hon. Mpuru Aburi
  7. Hon. Fancy Nkuhi
  8. Hon. Dr. Ngwaru Maghembe
  9. Hon. Josephine Lemoyan
  10. Hon. Amb. Ndangiza Fatuma
  11. Hon. Dr. Rwigema Pierre Celestin
  12. Hon. Bahati Alex
  13. Hon. Mugyenyi Mary
  14. Hon. Akol Rose
  15. Hon. Opoka Chris Okumu
  16. Hon. Victor Burikukiye
  17. Hon. Mo-Mamo Karerwa
  18. Hon. Christopher Nduwayo 
  • COMMITTEE ON GENERAL PURPOSE
  1. Hon. Gai Deng
  2. Hon. Kennedy Mukulia Ayason             
  3. Hon. Kim Gai Rout
  4. Hon. Jematiah Sergon
  5. Hon. Wanjiku Muhia
  6. Hon. Fatuma Ibrahim
  7. Hon. Maryam Ussi Yahya
  8. Hon. Dr. Abdallah Makame
  9. Hon. Pamela Massay
  10. Hon. Uwumukiza Francoise
  11. Hon. Rutazana Francine
  12. Hon. Bahati Alex
  13. Hon. Namara Denis
  14. Hon. Musamali Paul
  15. Hon. Odongo George Stephen
  16. Hon. Jean-Marie Muhirwa
  17. Hon. Alfred Ahingejeje
  18. Hon. Sophie Nsavyimana
  • COMMITTEE ON COMMUNICATION, TRADE AND INVESTMENT
  1. Hon. Gideon Gatpan Thoar
  2. Hon. Dr. Anne Itto Leonardo
  3. Hon. Gai Deng
  4. Hon. Dr. Oburu Oginga
  5. Hon. Adan Noor
  6. Hon. Abdikadir Aden
  7. Hon. Eng. Mohammed Mnyaa
  8. Hon. Happiness Lugiko
  9. Hon. Pamela Maasay
  10. Hon. Gasinzigwa Oda
  11. Hon. Dr. Rwigema Pierre Celestin
  12. Hon. Barimuyabo Jean Claude
  13. Hon. Odongo George Stephen
  14. Hon. Musamali Paul
  15. Hon. Mugyenyi Mary
  16. Hon. Christopher Nduwayo
  17. Hon. Leontine Nzeyimana
  18. Hon. Alfred Ahingejeje

- ENDS -

For more information, please contact:

Bobi Odiko
Senior Public Relations Officer
East African Legislative Assembly
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255-27-2508240
Fax: +255-27-2503103
Cell: +255-787-870945, +254-733-718036
Email: BOdiko [at] eachq.org
Web: www.eala.org

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 62, of whom 54 are elected Members (9 from each Partner State) and eight 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 put in effect 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 has to date passed over 80 pieces of legislation.

 

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