Welcome to Monday. In the media today, Africa news on Liberia’s Inauguration makes headline across Africa. In Ghana, “Parliament swore in Oquaye as acting President”. According to the local news portal, Parliament is expected to swear in Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon Prof. Mike Ocquaye as acting President following a directive from the first deputy speaker, summoning all members of the house to be present for the event. In a statement dated January 19, signed by the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joseph Osei-Owusu, the mandatory presence of the MP’s in Parliament is required on Sunday January 21st to ensure the smooth temporal transition of full Presidential duties to the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Ocquaye.
Furthermore, in Uganda today, “Uganda: Parliament to Grill Four Ministers Over Delayed Albino Policies”. AllAfrica explained that the Uganda’s speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has tasked the cabinet to explain delays in enacting policies that support persons living with albinism.”I want them after the budget, to come to the floor [of parliament] and give answers,” she said. The Speaker was on Sunday speaking at the launch of the second annual Parliament week; a seven-day period which provides chance to the public to interface with lawmakers at parliament.
AllAfrica also reports “East Africa: Stalemate Ahead of East African Parliament Plenary” Burundi’s continued refusal to recognise Rwanda’s Martin Ngoga as the elected Speaker of the 4th assembly of the East African Legislative Assembly is likely to dominate the session of the House, which sits from Monday in Kampala. Divisions preceded the Speaker’s election on December 19 last year, with Burundian and Tanzanian legislators boycotting the exercise that saw Mr Ngoga, a former Prosecutor General of Rwanda, take the mantle from Uganda’s Dan Kidega.
News @ a Glance:
Parliament swore in Oquaye as acting President
Uganda: Parliament to Grill Four Ministers Over Delayed Albino Policies
East Africa: Stalemate Ahead of East African Parliament Plenary