Eastern Equatoria State Parliament On Recess

A section of Eastern Equatoria State Assembly members in session before they started recess today. [Gurtong | Peter Lokale Nakimangole]

“We are today releasing you honourable Members of Parliament to go for recess for 45 days. You are requested to return after these given days as the third session begins on 15 November 2012,” said Emanuel Ambrose Ocholimoi.

Ocholimoi reminded the Legislators to prepare for the third session since a committee of Finance, Economic Development and Public Accounts headed by Toby Lotto Xavier shall be presenting the state Austerity Budget for 2012/13 for the second reading.

He said that although the Assembly is supposed to break for recess after every three months, the house violated the Conduct of Business Regulations by extending the second session but he justified the as the members had loads of work at the constituencies to sensitise the electorate on the planting season and other political, social and economic developments in the country.    

However, he highlighted some of the achievements that members achieved including the passing of the Conduct of Business Regulations and the Emoluments and Privileges of constitutional post holders. The August House also passed a bill on the Policy Statements of the State Ministry of Animal Resources and Fisheries.

The Deputy Governor Jerome Gama Surur who acted in the absence of the State Governor Louis Lobong Lojore, advised the MPs to go and interact with the grassroots in their respective constituencies and update them on Austerity measures.

Surur commended the MPs for participating in the promotion of agriculture during the just ended planting period and for mobilising resources towards the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) gallant forces to resist invasions by Sudanese forces.

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