Rwanda's Senate passes Abandoned Property Bill

The senatorial plenary session yesterday adopted the Bill relating to the management of abandoned property that the President had rejected last year.

The Bill is expected to be sent back to the President for assent in a second attempt, before its publication in the official gazette.

The Abandoned Property Bill had been passed late last year by the Senate, only to be sent back by the President, on grounds that it had contradictory gaps which needed to be reviewed.

During yesterday’s session, Johnston Busingye, the Minister for Justice, said this would possibly be the last time the Bill has got to be examined in Parliament.

“All those gaps that existed have been fixed; that is all I can say,” Busingye said shortly after appearing before senatorial plenary that reviewed the Bill.

The draft law, once enacted, will regulate the management of abandoned assets within the country.

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