Parliament: June session ends, 9 bills adopted, mandate of MPs extended

The second session of the 2018 legislative year has ended in Cameroon with the adoption of ten bills at the National Assembly and nine at the Senate.

The June session of parliament has ended after 30 days of deliberations was marked by the extension of the Mandate of Members of Parliament at the National Assembly by twelve (12) months. The bill was examined and adopted at the National Assembly.

Nine other bills examined at the National Assembly, were forwarded to the Senate for re-examination and adoption. s. The bills examined and adopted by both houses of parliament include;

  • The law on the organization and promotion of physical and sports activities in Cameroon,
  • The Convention between Cameroon and the Russian Federation on Extradition, signed on 28th May 2015 in St. Petersburg to facilitate the extradition to the country of perpetrators of crimes committed in Cameroon, who seek refuge in the Russian territory.
  • The text to ratify the Convention between Cameroon and the Russian Federation on the transfer of persons sentenced to deprivation of liberty,
  • The draft laws governing vocational training;
  • The texts on the code of transparency and good governance in the management of public enterprises in Cameroon and the financial regime of the State and other public entities
  • The bill authorizing the President of the Republic to accept the amendment of Article 8 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
  • The texts related to the Agreement Establishing the African Legal Support Facility, signed on April 15, 2009 in Yaoundé;
  • The draft law on the Convention between Cameroon and Germany to avoid double taxation of airlines in terms of income and wealth taxes;
  • The General Agreement for Cooperation between Cameroon and South Africa and the Memorandum of Understanding on Economic Cooperation between the two countries.

The month long session also witnessed a control of government action through question sessions to government Ministers who outlined measures taken to improve the welfare of Cameroonians in their respective domains.

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Honourable Cavaye Yeguié Djibril signalled the close of the June session on Friday, 6th July 2018 in a speech that highlighted the maturity of Cameroonians to choose their leaders.

The president of the Senate, Marcel Niat Njifenji in saluted the sense of responsibility of the senators before inviting them to contribute to the Government Emergency Humanitarian Assistance Plan for the North West and South West regions.

The members of the two houses of parliament have taken the appointment for the November session that will focus principally on voting the state budget.

Elvis Teke

Elvis Teke

Journalist, Online Reporter, News Presenter, Programme Anchor, Peace Advocate, Geo-strategist,

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