The 70 newly elected and 30 recently appointed sernators have attended the first plenary session at the Yaoundé Conference Centre this Tuesday April 11, 2023.
100 Senators of 3rd legislature
The session as of right was presided over by a provisionary bureau led by the Eldest Member of the house, Rene Ze Nguele who assisted by two youngest
members; Michel Kotoko and Jeanne Caroline Afane in line with the bylaws of the house.
The plenany session has been organised three weeks after the proclamations of results of the March 12, 2023 election of Senators by the Constitutional Council in keeping with the provisions of the Electoral Code.
Stakes of the Third Legislature
The eldest member in the lone speech of the event welcomed and congratulated all the 100 senators elected and appointed to the upper house of Cameroonts parliament before pointing out the stakes for the third legislative period.
He summarised them into three main points:
– The stake of reinforcing the role of the Senate as a chamber of parliament destined to vote laws and control government action
– The stake of implementation by the Senate of its institutional mission of representing Decentralised Territorial Collectivities,
– The stake of active participation of senators in the putting into place of the ideals of democracy as highlighted by the Head of State, Paul Biya.
He expressed the wish that the enthusiasm of each senator and above all the common will to strive for the progress of the country will drive them to realise the stakes and more for for the honour of the August chamber and for the wellbeing of the population.
The solernn opening of the Ordinary session as of Right of the third legislative period of the Senate was attended by the Prime Minister – Head of Government, Joseph Dion Ngute and other members of government.
The Secretary General of the CPDM, Jean Kuete and other invited guest were also part of the ceremony.
Alternate senators were also in a special section observing the deliberations at the plenary session as of right.
The Mandate of Rene Ze Nguele Led Bureau
The bureau that was put in place in line with the provisions of the internal rules and regulations governing the Senate will run the affairs of the upper house of parliament till a permanent bureau is
elected. The temporal bureau as per the bylaws will not received, examine or vote any laws.
The principal missions assigned to the bureau include,
– The verifications of incompatibilitiles,
The solemn handing over of attributes to Senators,
– The putting in place of the permanent bureau
– The setting up of General Commissions.
Once the permanent bureau is elected, that led by the Eldest member is automaticaly dissoved.