National Legislative Assembly
The National Legislative Assembly of South Sudan is the Lower House of the National Legislature of South Sudan. It was established under the Presidential Decree No. 10/2011 for the Reconstitution of the National Legislative Assembly of the Republic of South Sudan, 2011 issued on August 1, 2011.
Members of the National Legislative Assembly were either elected or nominated as per the Constitution.
The Legislative Assembly comprises of:
- Members of the former Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly
- Former members of the National Assembly of Sudan elected from constituencies in Southern Sudan
- Members appointed under Article 94(2)(b) of the Transitional Constitution of South Sudan.
See Also: Members of National Legislative Assembly
The members in the Council of Ministers will participate in the deliberations, but they do not have a right to vote. Those persons who wish to become members of the National Legislative Assembly must fulfill the requirements set down by the Constitution.
The Legislative Assembly is located at Ministries Complex, Juba.
- October 2012: Just two days after the National Legislative Assembly ratified nine bilateral agreements signed up with Sudan, the Minister for Petroleum and Mining, Stephen Dhieu, ordered oil companies to commence operation with immediate effect through Sudan's oil infrastructures.
- October 15, 2012: President inaugurates 2012 Third Session of the National Legislative Assembly
December 19, 2011: Sitting No. 40/2011
The Standing Specialized Committee of Security and Public Order presented a draft of the resolution on the urgent and important motion on insecurity in and around Juba city which was presented by Hon. Tongun Lodu Rombe early this month.
December 13, 2011: The Standing Specialized Committee of Security and Public Order was mandated to draft a resolution regarding the matter of insecurity in Juba and South Sudan in general.
November 30, 2011: Motion on insecurity in and around Juba city was presented to August House.
|September 6, 2011: South Sudan National Legislative Assembly adopts Annual Report of the South Sudan Anticorruption Commission.|
|August 6, 2011: Atem Garang is appointed as the Chief Whip of the Government in the National Legislative Assembly. President Salva Kiir Mayardit released a presidential decree to this effect.|
|August 6, 2011: South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit addressed the SPLM Caucus of the two houses - National Legislative Assembly and the Council of the States. He appealed to the members to approve the list of the expected new government 'without considering it through tints of tribalism'. Vice President Riek Machar Teny termed the meeting historic considering it is the first time both the houses are meeting after the nation became independent. He asked the members to meet the expectations of the people by delivering basic services, peace, stability and good governance.|