KIGALI - Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), on Friday, adjourned a debate on the regional Service Commission bill, to give time to the council of ministers to seek inputs on the legislation, from partner states.
The move to adjourn the debate was tabled by Rwanda’s Minister for EAC Affairs, Monique Mukaruliza during an EALA session that ended Friday, in Nairobi.
Only Tanzania had submitted its comments on the EAC Service Commission Bill.
If passed, the bill will establish the East African Service Commission, that will be responsible for making recommendations to the Council of Ministers on appointments of all staff of EAC organs and institutions of the Community, and on the terms and conditions of service; except where it is otherwise provided for in the Treaty or in an Act of the Community.
“It’s aimed at strengthening the EAC through enhancing capacities by ensuring appointment of all staff and their corresponding terms and conditions of service. It further ensures equitability and equity in the staffing levels,” said Augustine Lotodo an EALA MP explaining the role of the commission.
Meanwhile, the EALA session adopted reports of the Committee on Agriculture, Tourism and Natural Resources including the reports on the Regional Dialogue on Food Security in Eastern Africa, the Regional Parliamentary symposium on Strategic Planning to address Climate Change; and on Developing Mining Legal Frameworks in the region.