Members of the senate have gone on recess following the close of the second ordinary session for the 2019 legislative year that ended this Tuesday, 09 July 2019.
The President of the Senate, Marcel Niat Njifenji has presided over the closing plenary that was attended by members of government led by Prime Minister Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute, members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Yaoundé and other dignities invited to the event.
The Senate President reminded senators going on a three months break that, “At a time when our country is facing huge challenges, such as preserving national unity, a spirit of sincere collaboration and fraternity must guide each one of us and its is this spirit that we need to pass on to the younger generation.”
He rebuked some Cameroonians who have taken the wrong path and are trampling on the values of:
- Peace which guarantees safety for all
- Work to overcome under development
- Fatherland, guarantee of everyday life of all compatriots.
She strongly condemns acts of destruction, rape, murder, abduction for ransom and the prevention of children from going to school as well as the ransacking of diplomatic and consular representations abroad on 25 and 29 June 2019. He also expressed the indignation of the Senate and the entire nation following acts of vandalism at a hotel in Geneva aimed at disturbing the private stay of the Head of State.
The senate President said the house will spare no effort to give the President of the Republic the necessary support for the success of his seven year term of great opportunities.
He also made a quick review of the session that is ending after a month of scrutiny of government action and the adopting of six draft laws that focused on:
- The protection of the health of people and the environment against the harmful effects of the depletion of the ozone layer
- The risks linked to activities involving radioactive and nuclear materials
- The protection and strengthening of Human rights through the establishment of the Cameroon Human Rights Commission
He commended the senate for the holding of the first budget orientation debate provided for by the new financial regime of the state that gave parliament information on budget planning and key guidelines of the finance bill for 2020.