The East African Legislative Assembly passed a resolution on Monday calling for urgent need for remittances of the financial obligations by partner states.
The motion for “a resolution of the assembly urging partner states to honour their financial obligations to the community” urged the Council of Ministers to direct partner states to immediately and consistently remit their financial contributions.
“Although EAC Financial Rules and Regulations provide that financial contributions from each Partner State shall be considered due on the 1st day of July in each financial year and remitted within the first six months of the same, Partner States continue to default and some remain in arrears throughout the financial year,” Mr Aden said.
In a heated debate on Monday, the Assembly further blamed both the East African Community secretariat and the Council of Ministers for failing to table their 2020/21 budget before the June deadline.
Under the Treaty for the establishment of the EAC, the Assembly shall swear in the Ministers responsible for EAC Affairs from each partner state and the assistant or deputy minister.