11 July 2017

Cameroon: National Assembly - Modern Complex Project Discussed

The project to construct a modern complex that befits Cameroon's National Assembly has resurfaced and was discussed during the bureau meeting of the House on July 8, 2017, just a day after the official closing of the June ordinary session of the 2017 legislative year. The Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril chaired the bureau meeting that took place behind close doors. At the end of the meeting Hon. Awudu Mbaya Cyprian, one of the four Questors in the House told journalists that bureau members deliberated on the project of the modern structure that has not yet materialised due to the economic situation of Cameroon. « We have had the opportunity that the Chinese government has availed itself to construct for us a modern structure that befits the National Assembly of Cameroon, » Hon. Awudu Mbaya said. He also disclosed that the House speaker used the meeting to inform them that the Head of State, President Paul Biya has approved a parliamentary institution that will train parliamentary experts in Central Africa and even from all over Africa. The projected modern structure would be the seat of the institution.

He said the site to host the modern structure should be at least 50 hectares and commissions have been set up to prospect and present the possible sites to the bureau for adoption. Bureau members of the National Assembly also discussed issues related to the administrative organisation of the House. Hon. Hermine Patricia Tomaino Ndam Njoya, one of the 12 Secretaries in the National Assembly explained the importance of the administrative set up to journalists and stated that their meeting was statutory as it came after the June ordinary session.

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