EALA to hold sittings in Nairobi

January 21, 2011 12:00 am

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 21-The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is scheduled to hold a two-week meeting in Nairobi beginning Monday.

The meeting will discuss crucial legislative business to the East African Community integration dispensation. It will also interact and share experiences with the Members of the Kenyan Parliament, the leadership and the general public.

“This third meeting expects to debate on the EAC Election Bill, Service Commission Bill and hold committee meetings and the consideration of various committee reports,” a statement from EALA said.

This will be the third sitting of the fourth session of the second Assembly to be presided over by the EALA Speaker Abdirahim H. Abdi.

Other issues to be discussed will be preparations for the observance of the forthcoming 10th EALA Anniversary slated for November.

“As part of the initiative to network with the National Assemblies in the Partner States, EALA shall on the sidelines, further, engage Kenyan parliamentarians in an interactive seminar and hold a workshop on parliamentary practices,” the statement further said.

President Mwai Kibaki is expected to address a special sitting on Tuesday.

EALA is the legislative organ of the East African Community.

It has legislative functions as well as oversight of all East African Community matters. It launched its strategic plan in June last year which is expected to go a long way in firmly entrenching EALA as the epitome of the Community’s democracy and unity.

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