Kampala: The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is on May 28th scheduled to resume its special Sittings in Nairobi as legislators waits for the tabling of the EAC Budget Speech for the Financial Year 2018/19.
Last EALA approved the bloc’s budget of $110,130,183million to facilitate its administrative purpose however according to sources, 2018/19 budget is expected to shoot up to $15 million, an increment of $4million.
The EAC Budget speech is expected to be delivered on June 4th, 2018 by the Chair of the Council of Ministers and Assembly is subsequently expected as is part of its mandate to debate and to approve the contents of the Budget speech, the key activity of the EAC calendar.
In the Fifth Meeting of the First Session of the 4th Assembly that is running until June 15th, 2018 in the Kenyan capital, legislators are expected to debate various bills including the EAC Community Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2018, the East African Community Appropriation Bill, 2018 and the Administration of the EALA (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
Topping the packed agenda of the Assembly, is a Special Sitting is expected to be addressed by H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta at a later date to be communicated.
Over the three week-period, the Assembly will interact with various stakeholders and citizens in a calculated move to collect views to effectively undertake its mandate and enhance its representation mandate.
The interactions include sessions with the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) the International Committee on the Red Cross (ICRC) and engagements with the Civil Society Organisations within the agriculture sector as the 3rd EAC Agriculture Budget Summit, 2008 gets underway in Nairobi on May 31st, 2018.