Wednesday, March 9, 2016

National Assembly: High stakes 2016 session opens March 10, 2016

The 2016 session of parliament is due to start with member of both houses already taking their resident in Yaoundé.
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A press release from the secretariat of both houses of parliament convened senators and Parliamentarians for the start of the session on Thursday 10th March 2016.
As the tradition has been since the creation of the Senate, the National Assembly will be the first to open in earnest and later in the afternoon the senate will also resume.
The session which is the first for the year in both houses will be opened by the eldest member in each of the houses who will run affairs of the institution assisted by the two youngest members until a new executive bureau is elected.
The session according to political pundits is going pregnant with a lot of activities that might influence a change of the political landscape in the country.  Political analysts are of the opinion that the session which is coming after the numerous calls from the peoples of Cameroon for President Paul Biya to stand for re-election and others calling for anticipated elections may lead to a modifications of the constitution.
The political class contends that the mandate of the presidency may be reduced and anticipated elections organised. Another school of thought thinks that a national congress may be organised grouping the two houses of parliament and it will be presided over by the President of the Republic.
On the economic front the experts project that the session will examine the level of execution of construction works on the stadia that will host the 2016 female African cup of Nations that Cameroon is due to host in November. The digital economy which Cameroonians have been advised to embrace as an anchor development should also be a preoccupation for the law makes who will be questioning the level of implementation.
The fight against boko Haram is an inevitable subject that would arise in deliberations especially as the defence forces are making significant gains on the battle front.

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