Security beefed up ahead of Museveni’s first 2018 parliamentary appearance

Police deployment at Parliament

Security has been beefed up at the August House ahead of President Museveni, who doubles as the Chair of the Summit of EAC Heads of State, arrival.

Museveni is expected to deliver the State of the EAC address at the 2nd meeting of 1st session of the 4th EALA at the Parliament of Uganda Chamber.

East African Legislative Assembly Sitting commenced yesterday in Kampala with a week-long induction process for its new Members.

The induction process was addressed by the Director at the Centre for Regional Integration, Dr Wanyama Masinde who delivered a paper on Understanding regional integration while the Counsel to the Community made on the Salient features of the Treaty annexes.

Also among issues to be discussed include the night travel ban by the Kenyan government on public service vehicles.

This was revealed by the ministry of trade, industry and cooperatives that intends to forward issue.

Last week the chairperson of the Kampala City Traders Association Everest Kayondo expressed fear that the ban by the Kenyan government would lead to a hike in prices due the increased cost of doing business.

On December 31st 2017, the Kenyan government banned long-distance public service vehicles from traveling at night in a bid to prevent accidents that had claimed 200 lives in the month of December alone.

According to the state minister for trade Micheal Werihke says they are also going to have direct discussions with the Kenyan trade ministry to address the challenges caused by the ban and how they can be resolved.

The 19th Ordinary Summit of the EAC Heads of State to be held in Kampala on 23rd February, 2018.


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