The third parliamentary session for the 2020 financial year will open on November 12, 2020. According to a communique signed by the president of the national assembly (Cavaye Yeguié Djibril), the session of the Lower House will start at 11 am. The secretary-general of the senate (Michel Meva'a m'Eboutou) also indicates that the Senate will start its session the day at 4 p.m.
During that parliamentary session, parliamentarians will examine and adopt the 2021 state budget. Given the health and security crises shaking the country, the Prime Minister's visit to the hemicycle will be a crucial moment of that session.
The Prime Minister, Joseph Dion Ngute, will present the Economic, Social, and Cultural Program the government is planning to implement in 2021, or even beyond. Let’s note that during a cabinet meeting he chaired on November 3 by videoconference, the Prime Minister instructed ministers to finalize the 2021 draft finance law so that it could be submitted to MPs during the session.
In addition to the examination of the 2021 finance bill, other bills could be submitted to the legislators of both Houses of the Parliament. Also, issues relating to the regional councilors’ elections scheduled for December 6, 2020, should be addressed as well as the ongoing decentralization process.
For this last session of the 2020 financial year, the members of the 10th legislature will meet at the Congress Palace in Yaoundé, which is temporarily hosting them pending the completion of the new National Assembly’s headquarters.