The Presidents of the two Houses of Parliament have set this date for the 280 members to return to work.
The president of the Lower House of assembly, Cavaye Yeguie Djibril, has set the opening plenary session for 11 am. On the other side, the president of the Upper House, Marcel Niat Njifenji, has scheduled the session for 4 p.m. on the same day. In the Senate, as in the National Assembly, the main issue at stake in this ordinary session, which is the first of the 2024 legislative year, is the renewal of offices.
For that purpose, the last Bureau of each House is renewed under the leadership of the Senior Bureau, which is completing its yearly mandate. Elections will be held for the Senate and the National Assembly. As most members of both chambers come from the Cameroon People Democratic Movement (CPDM), the same personalities will return. Marcel Niat Njifenji in the Senate and Cavaye Yeguie Djibril in the Assembly. The posts of first vice-presidents, vice-presidents, secretaries and quaestors will also be renewed. Representatives of the nation and local authorities will also be responsible for the election of the members of the General Committees.
After this operation, the new Assembly and Senate offices will be able to receive and examine bills, as well as evaluate the government actions members through oral questions. The inaugural session often offers the opportunity to listen to addresses by the oldest members of Parliament on events that marked the life of the nation during the previous legislative year.