NCAC Rebuffs Delay in Reopening of the House Allegations
The National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC) stepped up last week to refute assertions made by the head of the Revitalized Transitional National Legislative Assembly’s (R-TNLA) information committee that the organization was to blame for the delay in reopening the parliament.
The August House had to prolong its break owing to the NCAC’s delay in filing and tabling pending Bills, according to John Agany, the chairwoman of parliament’s information committee.
NCAC chairman Gichira Kibara, for his part, refutes that charge, claiming that the commission has already filed multiple bills that have yet to be approved by the government or the legislature.
“”I observed certain media reports implying that the NCAC has paused its work and that this is why the Transitional National Legislative Assembly has not begun its work, which is incorrect,” he stated.
Kibara highlighted that they are the greatest at what they do and denied dragging down the operation of parliament.
“We have done a number of Bills that have not been enacted and are still before the council of ministers or the legislature.” “He went on to say
“We think we are on schedule and have not held anybody down in terms of establishing legislation since we have already introduced Bills for the Audit Act, which has not yet been enacted,” he added.
They have also brought to Kibara the Elections, Petroleum, and Public Finance Management Bills and the Anti-Corruption Act, which have not yet been enacted. As a result, there are several bills pending between the legislature and the council of ministers.
He claims that they have done all possible to guarantee that the necessary legislation is passed on time, laying the legal groundwork for the republic of South Sudan’s government, finance, and economic reforms.
“We are currently working on reforming the Bank of South Sudan Act and the Banking Act, and they will be handed to the Ministry of Justice in a week,” Kibara continued.
As a result, he urged the government to speed up the process of enacting Bills such as the NGO Act and the Investment Act, among others, so the laws can be implemented.