National Assembly adjourns sitting due to burial

John Agany Deng, Chairperson Standing Specialized Committee of Information, Communication Technology and Postal Service at the R-TNLA (File Photo: Philip Buda Ladu)

By Akol Madut Ngong

The Reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly (R-TNLA) yesterday adjourned its regular sitting No.18/2022 on Monday to Tuesday 26th/July/2022 due to the burial of the late lawmaker Mayom Kuoch Malek who succumbed to a long illness in Germany last week.

The Deputy Speaker for Administration and Finance at the Reconstituted Transitional National Legislative Assembly Permena Awerial in the first session of ordinary sitting No: 18/2022 announced the adjournment of the Monday’s siting despite the house meeting the quorum of 249 members present out of the 550 MPs.

Awerial who declared the adjournment of the assembly’s sitting informed the members of the August House that the sitting will precede on Tuesday 26th July 2022.

He said it was because of the Member of Parliament who passed on last week. “Mayom Kuoch Malek is being buried today(Monday) so the Rt. Hon. Speaker is there to attend the burial because the timetable was not known exactly whether the burial was to be on Monday. As such, we decided to postpone today’s sitting for tomorrow (Tuesday),” he said.

Meanwhile the Chairperson of the Standing Specialized Committee for Information who is also the Spokesperson at the R-TNLA, John Agany Deng said the ordinary sitting No: 18/2022 of the National Legislative Assembly has been pushed for Tuesday due to the burial of their colleague MP.

He added that the item which was supposed to be discussed yesterday (Monday) is the presentation of the report of the Standing Specialized Committee on Legislation and Justice on the Revitalized Transitional National Legislative Assembly Conduct of Business Regulations 2011 (as Amended 2021) (Amendment No: 2) 2022”.

“We are going to Amend again to align some items in the conduct of business but this sitting was interrupted by the passing on of MP Mayom Kuoch, member of the legislative Assembly who passed away last week and the burial of his body is today, so for the public opinion, we have decided to adjourn the sitting for tomorrow Tuesday/26th/July/2022 and the amendment is being presented to the August House for deliberation and adoption,” John Agany said.    

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