On Thursday, Parliament of Kenya elected its nine representatives setting the stage for the inauguration of the Assembly in Arusha, Tanzania this morning. These are now taking oath alongside legislators from all the other EAC member states. The administration of oath is presided over by the Clerk.
The new Chairman of the EAC Council of Ministers, AL Hajji Ali Kirunda Kivejinja said that Partner States have not fully allowed the citizens to enjoy the anticipated benefits since the operationalization of the Customs Union and Common Market protocols.
The Council of Ministers is now expected to make tangible proposals on how to secure the work undertaken or yet to be done under the EAC Climate Change Programme including the possibility of creating a budget line for the same.
The law forbids reporting on matters which could undermine national security, public order or the economy. Proponents of the law argue that it will professionalize the media in Burundi and ensure that journalists do not incite hatred in the country previously characterized by conflict. But the Journalists\' Association alleges that the adoption of the Press Law violates the fundamental and operational principles of the EAC.
Today's ruling implies that the assembly will proceed with a one-day sitting in its Chambers in Arusha tomorrow, Wednesday to adopt a report on the findings into complaints leveled against Zziwa, grounds of which she was suspended.
In Group B, Parliament of Tanzania finished top after winning Parliament of Kenya on a toss (of a coin). Both teams had an equal number of points (4 points each) and equal goals (three each) after their games, compelling the organizers to invoke on the toss to decide the match winner.
Members of Manyara Regional Miners Association in Tanzania are pushing for the establishment of an Export Processing Zone-EPZ in Mirereni Township to promote local development. The association which comprises 700 members is demanding that the Tanzanian government establishes an export processing zone for Tanzanite mineral in the township of Mirerani to spur local development.
Eleven countries that form the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) are in talks on how to jointly deal with what they call negative forces in the region including Ugandaâ€™s Lordâ€™s Resistance Army (LRA).