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EAST AFRICAN LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY SITTING IN NAIROBI

 

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is set to hold an eleven-day sitting in Nairobi beginning Monday with President Uhuru Kenyatta expected to be present at the event.

The meeting of the fifth session of the third Assembly which draws members from Kenya, Uganda Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi will be presided over by Speaker Daniel Kidega.

Top of the agenda will be to discuss the EAC Gender Equality and Development Bill, 2016 and the EAC Polythene Materials Control Bill, 2016.

The EAC Article 121 recognises the significant contribution that women make towards progress of socio-economic transformation and sustainable growth and the importance of full participation of women and men in the economic and social development of the partner states.

While the EAC Polythene Materials Control Bill, 2016 moved by Ms Patricia Hajabakiga, aims at providing a legal framework for the preservation of a clean and healthy environment through the prohibition of manufacturing, sale, importation and use of polythene materials. The Bill was introduced during the sitting held in August 2016 in Arusha, Tanzania.

Also to be deliberated in the Nairobi sitting are reports from various committees of the House, including that on sensitisation activities in the partner states and a report on the activity with the EAC Audit and Risk Committee.

Members of the National Assemblies from across the five partner states are expected to attend from November 30 to December 2.

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