Senate : Bills On Ratifications, Postal Sector Tabled

The four bills, three of which concern ratifications and one on postal activity, were tabled during a plenary sitting of the Upper House of Parliament on March 31, 2020.

The Senate has effectively started its legislative work for the March 2020 ordinary  session of Parliament. Four bills were tabled on March 31, 2020 during a plenary sitting of the House chaired by the Senior Vice President of the Senate, Aboubakary Abdoulaye. 
The bills were received from the President of the Republic. The Chairmen's Conference declared the bills admissible and forwarded them to the competent Standing Committees. This was in the presence of the Minister Delegate at the Presidency in charge of Relations with the Assemblies, Bolvine Wakata.
Concerning the bills on ratifications, there was the bill to authorise the President of the Republic to ratify the revised Treating establishing the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), signed in Libreville on 18 December 2019. Equally tabled were the bills to authorise the President of the Republic to ratify the revised Treaty of the Inter-African Conference on Social Security adopted in Abidjan on 14 February 2014 and finally the bill to authorise the President of the Republic to proceed with Cameroon’s accession to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention), adopted in London, England, on 13 February 2004.
The Committee on Production and Trade of the Senate has been forwarded the bill Governing Postal Activity in Cameroon. This is one of the four bills tabled in the Senate.  Government in the explanatory statement of the bill states that the postal sector is a cross-cutting domain covering all activities regarding production, distribution and consumption of good and services related to the postal activities and their modern meaning in relation to information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their use.  The sector constitutes a pillar of economic growth and sustainable development, which is why the government seeks to redefine the priorities for the development of Cameroon’s postal sector. Despites its importance, the postal sector has been facing major difficulties.  The bill therefore, is on the postal sector reform that is expected to contribute significantly towards achieving Cameroon’s objective of attaining emergence within the framework of Vision 2035 Plan.

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