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According to EALA Senior public relations officer, Bobi Odiko, Rwanda President Paul Kagame is expected to address a special sitting today Tuesday.
“On his part, the Chairperson of the Summit of the EAC Heads of State, President Yoweri Museveni, is expected to deliver the annual State of EAC Address at a Special Sitting on Thursday, April 18,” said Odiko.
The State of EAC Address is delivered once a year by the Chairperson of the Summit of EAC Heads of State.
Odiko further notes the address will espouse on matters of policy and set momentum and impetus for the integration process.
The Assembly to be presided by the Speaker, Rt. Hon (Dr) Margaret Nantongo Zziwa shall during the two-week period discuss matters of legislative business.
The sitting expects to debate on several Bills which include One Stop Border Post Bill and EAC Vehicle Control Bill.
EALA will also receive and consider reports from various Committees of the Assembly and consider motions and questions brought before the House.
Odiko says prior to the plenary, EALA Members are expected to tour a number of development projects in Kigali and up-country over the weekend.
Organised by the Office of the Prime Minister in Rwanda, the tour shall see the legislators visit among other places: the Muhanga Concession mining in Muhanga District, Kinazi Cassava Plant in Nyanza District and the Kigali Special Economic zone.
EALA will also tour the East Africa Granite Industries in Nyagatare in addition to participating in commemorative activities at the Gisozi Genocide Memorial Museum and at Rebero.
The sitting shall be interspersed with a seminar on Millennium Development Goals for all Members.
According to EALA, the seminar is guided by the fact that the period set for the realisation of the MDGs soon expires, thus any impetus to plan for the post 2015 agenda is crucial.
On April 12, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon rallied the United Nations community in a Call to Action, capping off a week of activities to spur accelerated progress in the 1,000 days to the end of 2015 – the target date for achieving the eight anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
“Over the next 1,000 days, let us give 1,000 percent,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates and UN staff gathered at the UN Headquarters in New York.
“Thanks to the hard work of governments, civil society and other partners around the world – the MDGs have mobilized action and achieved results,” Mr. Ban said, but cautioned that the world continues to struggle against extreme poverty, inequality and insufficient access to sanitation.
The eight time-bound MDGs address poverty and hunger, education, gender equality, child mortality, maternal health, combating AIDS, malaria and other diseases, environmental sustainability and a global partnership for development.
According to UN figures, since the MDGs were adopted by all UN Member States in 2000, global extreme poverty rate has been cut in half and two billion more people have gained access to safe drinking water.
In addition, according to those figures, maternal and child mortality have dropped. The world continues to fight killer diseases, such as malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS.
A record number of children are also enrolled primary school, with the number of girls equaling the boys for the first time.