The third Ordinary Parliamentary Session of the 2017 Legislative year has come to an end at the National Assembly after 30 days of serious work.
The Budgetary session which started on Tuesday November 14 ended on Wednesday December 13 during a closing ceremony which was attended by the Prime Minister and Head of Government, Philemon Yang, Senate President, Marcel Niat Njifenji, personal representative of the President of the Supreme Court, government Ministers and Ambassadors plus representatives of international organizations.
Chairing the ceremony at the House Chamber of the National Assembly, the House Speaker, Right Hon. Cavaye Yeguie Djibril in his closing speech acknowledged the achievements of the session.
“In spite of the fire outbreak that ravaged part of our installations at the beginning of this session and the cases of tension that were noticed during our proceedings, I still wish to commend the results that we have achieved.
Pending enactment by the President of the Republic, we, legislators, have just enriched the national legal arsenal with six new laws including the important Finance Law of the 2018 financial year” Said the President of the National Assembly.
This Finance Law N° 1019/PJL/AN which holds the 2018 State Budget of the Republic of Cameroon which stands at FCFA 4513.5 billion has an increase of FCFA 139.700 billion as compared to that of the current year. This proves government’s determination to stimulate the country’s growth rate.
The House Speaker equally announced the death of the Secretary General of the National Assembly, Victor Yene Essomba who died on the night of December 12 at the Yaounde General hospital where he was receiving treatment for an illness. A minute of silence was offered in memoriam of the devoted servant to the glass house and the Cameroonian people.