National Assembly: Ministers defend bills in committees

Members of parliament have received six bills since the start of the legislative year.

The chairman’s conference led by the speaker of the National Assembly examined each of the bills before plenary.

During the plenary session, a 20 man committee scrutinizes each of the bill which is defended by the Ministers concerned.

At the end of the exercise the entire house gets another opportunity to question the defending Ministers before the general assembly adopts the bills.
The six bills currently being examined behind closed doors in committee are.

1- A bill to fix the number, proportion per category and allowances of regional councillors.

2- A bill to amen and supplement certain provisions of Law No 201/1 of 2012 relating to the Electoral Code.

3- The bill to authorize the President of the Republic to ratify the African Charter on the values and principles of Decentralisation, local governance and local development.

4- The bill to authorize the President of the Republic to ratify the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Cameroon and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam relating to Visa exemptions to holders of diplomatic, official or service passports.

5- The bill to ratify ordinance No 2018/4 of 20 December 2018 to amend and supplement some provisions of Law No 2017/21 of 20 December 2017: Finance law of the Republic of Cameroon for the 2018 financial year.

6- The framework bill governing Social Economy in Cameroon.

The Minister of Finance, Minister of Small and Medium Size Enterprises, Social Economy and Handicraft as well as the Minister of External Relations were before the respective committees to give clarification on the essence of the draft bills are adopted by parliament.

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