Time running out for South Sudan to nominate members to EALA
South Sudan has until the end of next week to forward the names of nominees to the East Africa Legislative Assembly – EALA.
Clerk of the Transitional National Legislative Assembly (R-TNLA), Makuc Ngong has written to parties to forward the names of nominees by Friday, September 16 failure to which the country will forfeit the slots at the regional parliament.
The deadline, however, might not be met by all parties should they fail to raise the mandatory $1000 fee for each of the nominees.
“I hereby take this opportunity to write to your esteemed political parties offices to nominate as a matter of urgency members to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA),” Makuc said in a communique to the house which is in our possession.
The election is scheduled to take place in the third week of September 2022.
“Each nominee or candidate is required to pay $1000 non-returnable election fees. The names of nominees or your candidates for this election are to be forwarded to the office of the clerk of TNLA not later than September 16th, 2022,” Makuc continued.
The EALA is the legislative arm of the East African Community.
Last year, South Sudan’s members of parliament in EALA were locked up in a row over recruitment of staff into the East African Community Secretariat.
EAC is made up of seven partner states including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo.