This is the legislative arm of the Community. The core function of EALA is representation. EALA members represent the East African people and their views in the integration process.
EALA also does legislation – this involves passing laws that guide the integration process. Once these laws are passed, they are then forwarded to the Summit for ascension. Once the Heads of State have assented to these laws, they become Acts of the Community and they have full force in the six partner states. They also take precedence over similar matters on all the laws of partner states. EALA members also do appropriation work – They are mandated to pass the EAC Budget.
EALA also does the oversight role – This involves following up and overseeing the implementation of the various projects undertaken within the Community